The final results from Saturday night are in, and both the NHL and MMA have something to brag about.
Elite XC Saturday Night Fights drew a 3.0/6 final rating with 4.9 million viewers on CBS from 9:00-11:51 PM Saturday night. From 11:30 to 11:51 PM, during the Kimbo Slice/James Patterson bout, CBS averaged 6.5 million viewers.
The 3.0 for Saturday Night Fights was a solid 30% higher than the 2.3 rating for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC.
The good news for the NHL is that Game 4 helped NBC win the night among adults 18-49 and 18-34 in prime time. This marks the first time in seven years that the Stanley Cup Finals has won the night in the demo. Keep in mind that the Kimbo Slice fight did not air until after prime time.
The 2.3 for Red Wings/Penguins Game 4 was up 21% from the Ducks/Senators Game 4 last year.