UFC 170: 936,000 viewers

February 25, 2014

MMA Payout has learned through Nielsen sources that Saturday’s UFC 170 Prelims received an average viewership of 936,000.  The ratings for the 2 hour prelims on FS1 are up slightly from the UFC 169 Prelims.

UFC Prelims on FS1

UFC 164  809,000

UFC 165  722,000

UFC 166  628,000

UFC 167  998,000

UFC 168  1,554,000

UFC 169  933,000

UFC 170  936,000

UFC on Fox 9  613,000

UFC on Fox 10  713,000

The Prelims final match before the start of the PPV featured Alexis Davis as she narrowly defeated Jessica Eye. It also aired bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao against up and coming prospect Pedro Munhoz.

Payout Perspective:

The Prelims went up against College Basketball on ESPN and the Winter Olympics on NBC.  According to TV By the Numbers, Syracuse vs. Duke on ESPN was the highest rated cable program of the night with an average viewership of 4.1 million for a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo.  The game aired during the Prelims on FS1.  The ratings are the third best PPV Prelims on FS1.

2 Responses to “UFC 170: 936,000 viewers”

  1. Chase on February 25th, 2014 11:03 PM

    Good numbers, especially, as you mention, when one considers that it went against the Olympics and college basketball.

    And I had no idea that UFC 169 prelims did so well. Certainly the average viewer didn’t tune in for that crop of fighters, so, perhaps, it can be accredited to Faber’s drawing power.

  2. saldathief on March 2nd, 2014 5:58 PM

    Fishy number? maybe its almost a duplicate of 169, so lets see if 170 PPV numbers are the same as 169.

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