UFC on Fuel TV 5 ratings reflect night replay did better than live broadcast
October 2, 2012
MMA Fighting reports that UFC on Fuel TV 5 ratings for Saturday afternoon garnered a 111,000 viewers and a 0.25 rating. But, the Saturday night replay ratings did better than the live broadcast.
According to MMA Fighting the Saturday night replay which aired from 10pm-1am in the east and 7pm-10pm on the west coast scored 140,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating.
Obviously more people had time Saturday night to watch the fights than in the afternoon. Yet, I understand the reason why Fuel ran it live on Saturday afternoon. UFC on Fuel 4 (San Jose, CA) scored 211,000 viewers in comparison which had a Weidman-Munoz main event on a Wednesday night. Also, UFC on Fuel 3 (Fairfax, VA) earned an average of 173,000 viewers. The overseas cards do not do as well ratings-wise as those in the States which may account for the ratings in addition to the stiff competition from college football.