The final numbers are in for Saturday night’s UFC On FOX 25 event and show that an average of 2,046,000 viewers tuned in to watch the fights.
Those involved will no doubt be breathing a slight sigh of relief that the adjusted final number ended up being higher than the overnights, which had suggested the show had only been watched by 1,640,000 viewers, which would have been the lowest in the history of the ‘UFC On FOX’ series.
Nevertheless, UFC On FOX 25 still goes down as the third lowest in the series, edging out April’s UFC On FOX 24: Johnson Vs Reis, which did 1,996,000 viewers, and last year’s UFC On FOX 21: Condit Vs Maia show, which did the current all-time-low of 1,983,000.
It’s not hard to see why people weren’t overly enthusiastic about Saturday night’s offering. To be fair, the main event pairing of former middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum was solid enough, but beyond that the rest of the four-fight main card lacked star power, with the likes of Darren Elkins vs Dennis Bermudez and Patrick Cummins vs Gian Villante never likely to draw a crowd on ‘big’ FOX.
Despite the relatively low number there were still some positives for the UFC brass, such as the fact that the show still won the night in the 18-49 year-old demographic and was top for every key male demographic.
The main event between Weidman vs Gastelum also peaked with 2,714,000 viewers, while the prelims, headed by Lyman Good vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos average 1,137,000 viewers on FOX.