UFC on Fuel 1: 217,000 viewers
February 16, 2012
TV Sports Ratings tweeted the ratings for UFC on Fuel 1 Wednesday night scored 217,000 viewers. It was the UFC’s first live event on Fuel TV.
The ratings come during Fuel TV’s free preview week which should have helped with the number. In comparison, UFC’s first two prelims shows on Fuel grabbed 148K and 144K viewers. (h/t MMA Supremacy).
Good ratings for a live, mid-week fight card. Certainly, the free preview helped out but the numbers can be seen as promising for the UFC on Fuel. The good numbers come despite the Spike TV counter-programming and the fact that some people are still programmed to think that live UFC events are on Spike.
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