Final Ratings Off Slightly For UFC on FOX 6

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The sixth edition of the “UFC on FOX” ranked among the lowest rated mixed martial arts telecasts on broadcast, but still performed fairly well.

Last Saturday’s UFC telecast on FOX earned a 2.4 final rating and 4.2 million viewers, down 8% in ratings and 10% in viewership from coverage on the comparable date last year (2.6, 4.7M).

The telecast also declined when compared to the previous edition of the “UFC on FOX” in December (2.5, 4.4M).

Of the eleven mixed martial arts telecasts that have aired on broadcast television, last week’s window ranks seventh in television ratings and sixth in viewership.

Ratings For Mixed Martial Arts Telecasts on Broadcast
Ranked top to bottom

# Date Event Net Rating Viewers (000)
1
Sat., 11/12/11 UFC FOX
3.1
5.7M
2
Sat., 5/31/08 EliteXC CBS
3.0
4.9M
3
Sat., 10/4/08 EliteXC CBS
2.7
4.6M
4
Sat., 1/28/12 UFC FOX
2.6
4.7M
5
Sat., 12/8/12 UFC FOX
2.5
4.4M
6
Sat., 11/7/09 Strikeforce CBS
2.5
4.0M
7
Sat., 1/26/13 UFC FOX
2.4
4.2M
8
Sat., 4/18/10 Strikeforce CBS
1.8
2.9M
9
Sat., 7/26/08 EliteXC CBS
1.7
2.6M
10
Sat., 5/5/12 UFC FOX
1.5
2.4M
11
Sat., 8/4/12 UFC FOX
1.4
2.4M

(Last week’s numbers from Sports Business Daily)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/MrSweetScience Eugene Collins

    Who are we kidding, UFC sucks and was a flash in the pan sport. I loved how Dana White said boxing was dead and blah blah blah, yet the top paid athlete in sports today? A BOXER. The highest grossing PPV events in sports? BOXING. There are no star UFC fighters that the average American can name. Within 10 years UFC will fold and boxing will still be going strong. Perhaps Dana should not have ripped off the fighters he had and kept the money for himself and they would have had more insentive to conitnue in the failing sport. MMA could have been huge, but the reality is it is not. Strip mall gyms with strip mall fighters. BYE BYE UFC