UFC on Fuel TV 9: 236,000 viewers

April 9, 2013

MMA Fighting reports that UFC on Fuel TV 9 scored a ratings average of 236,000 viewers. It was the largest ever for a non-prime time broadcast on the network.

Via MMA Fighting:

What made this number impressive is the show aired starting at 2 p.m. on the East Coast and 11 a.m. on the West Coast. During those hours, Fuel was the highest rated ad-supported cable station in the Male 18-34 and Male 18-49 demographic, something unheard of for the station. In Males 18-49, it was the second-highest rated show in station history.

The East Coast rerun at 7pm scored 98,000 viewers while the West Coast prime time airing received 92,000 viewers.  Based on the airings it was the second-most watched day in Fuel history.

Prior to Saturday’s airing, the highest rated non-prime time rating was the GSP-Diaz weigh-ins.  

UFC on Fuel TV 8:  485,000 viewers, 219,000 replay

UFC on Fuel TV 7: 195,000 live, 116,000 replay

UFC on Fuel TV 6: 88,000 live, 143,000 replay

UFC on Fuel TV 5: 111,000 live, 140,000 replay

UFC on Fuel TV 4: 211,000

UFC on Fuel TV 3: 173,000 live

UFC on Fuel TV 2:  197,000 live

UFC on Fuel TV 1:  217,000, live

Payout Perspective:

The ratings are good considering the main event was changed last minute and an unknown was inserted into the top spot versus a relative unknown for UFC fans in Gegard Mousasi. Moreover, it improved on the 197,000 viewer average at UFC on Fuel TV 2 which featured Alexander Gustafsson.  It was another six hour card for those watching online and then the Fuel show.  The improved viewership are good indicators for the UFC’s move to FS1 later this year.

2 Responses to “UFC on Fuel TV 9: 236,000 viewers”

  1. Sampson Simpson on April 11th, 2013 4:43 AM


  2. Chris on April 11th, 2013 4:01 PM

    36 million homes, 2pm in the afternoon on a Sat, some guy in teh main event, they do 240k viewers.

    90 million homes, Primetime on FS1 they will be lucky to only double that.

    This is what simple sampson believes.

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