UFC 157 Prelims: 1.267 million
February 27, 2013
MMA Fighting reports that UFC 157 Prelims received an average 1.267 million viewers. The 2 hour show preceding the big event Saturday is average for the prelims on FX.
The show was down from UFC 156’s Prelims which was the highest average for prelims on FX. The prelims for 157 included the Fight of the Night in Dennis Bermudez versus Matt Grice.
1. UFC 156 Prelims – 1.86 million
2. UFC 148 Prelims – 1.8 million
3.UFC 145 Prelims – 1.6 million
4. UFC 144 Prelims – 1.5 million
5. UFC 155 Prelims – 1.4 million
T-5. UFC 143 Prelims – 1.4 million
Are the numbers disappointing considering the hype and initial information on the PPV buys for 157? Can it be explained that everyone was waiting for Ronda Rousey and didn’t care about the rest of the card? Brendan Schaub versus Lavar Johnson was the lead-in fight for the PPV and was not a very entertaining fight. Still, the numbers for 157 don’t even make the top 5 of prelims on FX.