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.

Payout Perspective:

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.

18 Responses to “UFC 162 Prelims: 1.363 million”

  1. aintitthetruth on July 10th, 2013 8:57 PM

    Nice. I need cable so I can get on the free fight gravy train. Root is what I want most though with their regional coverage. I hardly watch fights anymore unless I buy the dvd. I don’t like the new dvd special features so I usually don’t. The ufc 40s and 50s were the best. The preifight and postfight interviews were great. I wouldn’t have known mike kyle bit wes sims on the chest to get out of a guillotine otherwise. I thought it looked weird then bam teethmark backstage. This in depth fighter things are boooring.

  2. Chang on July 10th, 2013 9:26 PM
  3. Chang on July 10th, 2013 9:30 PM
  4. adder on July 10th, 2013 9:51 PM

    Rigondeaux did everything wrong the night he fought Donaire in HBO’s eyes.
    1. He beat the guy they loved
    2. He did it WAY too easy
    3. He bored half the audience
    He is in big trouble going forward as long as he is with Top Rank

  5. aintitthetruth on July 10th, 2013 11:22 PM

    Axs tv too.

  6. Tops of on July 11th, 2013 12:26 AM

    The Boxing Observer: July 10, 2013 -So there you have it fight fans. The huge clash between UK heavyweights David Haye and Tyson Fury is finally all finalised, with the exciting bout due to land at Manchester’s MEN arena on September 28th. As we first reported, the pair had been locked in an ugly exchange of words via Twitter over the last few months, with the two rumoured to meet after Fury pulled out of an IBF eliminator fight with Kubrat Pulev. Cue weeks of tangles, dramas and trash talking, but now they have finally put pen to paper on what could be the heavyweight division’s biggest fight in years. Luckily, the patience paid off as early estimates suggest the pair will net £5 million EACH just from fight purses and TV income alone
    two British boxers fighting in they’ree country gets 5mil a piece……

    Michael bisping 425k fight purse…….

  7. Tops of on July 11th, 2013 12:27 AM

    That’s 7.5 mil in dollars!

  8. anti-sampson on July 11th, 2013 9:27 AM

    Where is Sampson with some stupid remark about how UFC is doomed?

  9. Diego on July 11th, 2013 12:02 PM

    You can argue that Haye should get some decent coin because he is at least a 2 division champ. But Price hasn’t done anything noteworthy in the ring other than be big and loud. Price is roughly the equivalent of Gabriel Gonzaga or Roy Nelson – he can look like a world beater when you hand-pick his opponent but has serious flaws which the top guys can exploit. The fact that he can make that kind of money based on his resume (no known HWs, one known cruiserweight) which is more than any HW in the UFC is embarrassing.

  10. Sampson Simpson on July 11th, 2013 2:36 PM

    Price or Fury?

  11. BrainSmasher on July 11th, 2013 6:00 PM


    Greedy Boxers take so much money they it isn’t even profitable for TV networks to even carry their fight. We have heard the same thing from Showtime. There is little meat left on the bone because of Boxers purses. Just as matter of time and it will all come crashing down.

    When was the last time Boxing did a Fan Expo and had 70+ of the best boxers in attendance to meet the fans? Oh, that’s right. None of the Boxers would ever put up the money to make that happen. That god we have the UFC that allocates funds to keep the sport great and gives back to the fans.

  12. aintitthetruth on July 12th, 2013 12:55 AM

    Boxers don’t have to pander to the fans. And it’s cheap tv networks which are to blame. Gotta pay to play. why do you think boxing gets away with a 70 dollar fee? Cuz people will but it instead of going to UfcCOn or whatever it is. Those cons are for geeky and or obscure things anyway. Comiccon,wizardcon, there was a fetish con at the convention center herenin portland s couple of months ago. Boxers aren’t as desperate for attention. God willing mma will be this big eventually.

  13. aintitthetruth on July 12th, 2013 12:57 AM

    Heavyweight championship is the most prestigious. Naturally they would get paid more. mma is way behind. Just another example of the ufc being out of step with reality.

  14. Diego on July 12th, 2013 8:12 AM

    Sampson, I meant Fury, not Price. Though I’m sure Price got paid very well for getting KOd by an over the hill Thompson. Twice.

  15. Diego on July 12th, 2013 8:13 AM

    I tend to conflate Price and Fury – big Brits who have are all hype and have no noteworthy wins.

  16. Sampson Simpson on July 12th, 2013 2:16 PM

    10,000 tickets sold to Fury-Haye in 3 hours. Not bad for a UK fight.

    What is the UFC doing in the UK these days?

  17. Tops of on July 15th, 2013 2:39 PM

    They’re busy taking over the world….new York I mean

  18. Tops of on July 15th, 2013 2:42 PM

    They’re busy taking over the world….new York I mean..

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