UFC 150 Prelims: 974,000 viewers
August 14, 2012
MMA Junkie reports that the FX prelims for UFC 150 scored just 974,000 viewers. The ratings were the third lowest since the prelims moved to FX.
The other two prelims (rated lower) were UFC 147 and UFC 142. Notably, both of those events were out of Brazil. To further the evaluation the buy rates for both were pretty low. UFC 147 scored just 140,000 PPV buys and UFC 142 had 235,000 PPV buys.
Based on the small evaluation above, you may conclude that UFC 150 PPV buys won’t be good. I would argue that UFC 150 had a better card than 147 and 142. One might argue that the Olympics may have played a part in the low ratings for the prelims.