UFC 145 Prelims: 1.6 million viewers
April 24, 2012
MMA Weekly reports that the prelims for UFC 145 on FX scored an average of 1.6 million viewers. The ratings are a network high for the UFC Prelims on FX.
The ratings reflect the fact that the UFC on FX is increasing its ratings average each time its on the network. Despite the downturn in viewers to TUF Live on FX Fridays, it seems that fans are finding the UFC Prelims on FX just fine. UFC 145 Prelims tied for third all-time in terms of ratings for televised prelims on Spike TV and FX.
Positive news for the UFC and FX. For the UFC, the high viewership helps with the probability that those fans were likely buying the PPV. For FX, it shows that the UFC viewership on the network is steadily increasing each time its on the network.