UFC 156 Prelims: 1.86 million viewer average
February 5, 2013
MMA Fighting reports that the UFC 156 Prelims on FX scored an average of 1,860,000 million viewers. Its the best average ever in the history of live MMA shows on FX.
The ratings for Saturday outdid UFC on FX 7 a couple weeks ago. The numbers are a pleasant surprise considering the lack of names on the prelim card.
The ratings are very good considering the lack of name recognition fighters and the questionable marketing of the PPV. Although the UFC dubbed Aldo-Edgar as a “Superfight,” marketing these two as the top attraction was risky based on their prior showings on PPV. So, with the ratings exceeding expectations, does that mean it got enough people to purchase the PPV?