UFC 162 Prelims: 1.363 million
July 10, 2013
MMA Fighting reports that the UFC 162 Prelims received an average viewership of 1,363,000 viewers for a rating of 0.96. Due to the stunning knockout of Anderson Silva, Fuel TV saw an increase in its post-fight coverage with 214,000 viewers for a rating of 0.42.
Via MMA Fighting:
FX won its time slot not only on cable, but it’s 1.19 rating in the Male 18-34 time slot beat all network programming as well between 8 and 10 p.m. The 1.46 in Males 18-49 saw FX finish second in that time slot among both cable and network programming.
Not only did the post-fight coverage do well in ratings, but the weigh-ins also did well on Fuel as it received an average of 119,000 viewers for a 0.27 rating.
Notably, Chris Weidman’s last fight against Mark Munoz on July 11, 2012 scored 211,000 viewers, a lower amount than those tuning into watch the post-fight aftermath after winning the title.
The ratings for 162 are slightly above the 1.3 average for prelims on FX. The prelims were highlighted by Gabriel Gonzaga’s quick KO of Dave Herman. The ancillary programming for UFC 162 meant that the marketing backing Chris Weidman helped with more viewers keying in on the weigh-ins to see the face off. Certainly, fans were not disappointed. The post-fight show viewership shot up due to the event and it was likely sparked by those that may not have watched the PPV but heard news of the KO. This bodes well for FS1 and its programming when the UFC moves to Fuel.