UFC 174 Prelims on FX: 784,000 viewers

June 17, 2014

MMA Payout has learned that the UFC 174 Prelims on FX received an average viewership of 784,000 viewers. Saturday’s prelims aired on FX due to conflicts on FS1 and FS2.

Saturday’s prelims featured Kiichi Kunimoto and Daniel Safarian in the last match before the start of the PPV.  Kunimoto pulled off the upset here and also received a Performance of the Night Bonus.  The 2 hour broadcast also aired the Fight of the Night featuring Tae Hyun Bang and Kajan Johnson.

UFC PPV Prelims since August 2013 (FS1 unless specified)

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 171                             305,000 (FS2)

UFC 172                             750,000

UFC 173                             697,000

UFC 174                             784,000 (FX)

Payout Perspective:

The ratings on Saturday were the best of the past 4 prelim airings which is somewhat of a surprise considering it went up against the first weekend of World Cup soccer.  The card had no real known names so the 784,000 on a channel that is not its normal airing spot may be a good rating with all things considered.

12 Responses to “UFC 174 Prelims on FX: 784,000 viewers”

  1. tops E on June 17th, 2014 10:25 AM

    Pretty impressive considering the low profile card.

  2. saldathief on June 17th, 2014 10:44 AM

    I doubt any UFC fan even knows what soccer is or that there is something called the World Cup! Decent numbers, lets see what the ppv is and if any of it carries over. That’s what the prelims are for, to get fans to buy the PPV its a free sample nothing more nothing less.

  3. Jason Cruz on June 17th, 2014 11:58 AM

    I was actually surprised with the rating. Being that it was on FX with just some notice but the fact it did 784K means fans actually made an effort to find these prelims.

  4. Jason Cruz on June 17th, 2014 12:37 PM

    In comparison UFC Fight Night Prelims on FS1 on June 7th: 812K viewers Live Same Day and grew to 902K in DVR +3 ratings.

  5. BrainSmasher on June 17th, 2014 1:40 PM

    Didn’t FX always do better than FS1? It’s a better known network. I’m glad they are putting programs back on FX.

  6. TRUTHspitter on June 17th, 2014 2:21 PM

    whats the DEMO?!?!?!
    and no brian this was just because of scheduling conflicts
    this might happen a few more times but dont expect any sort of regularity

  7. FightBusiness on June 17th, 2014 3:55 PM

    What the freak is the UFC doing? Programing on a new network? Why are they confusing the crap out of people? Stop the overstaturation and channel hopping.

  8. D on June 17th, 2014 4:51 PM

    FightBusiness stop the trolling and go where you belong- the boxing blogs.

  9. Salad thief on June 17th, 2014 10:17 PM

    UFC lost a lot of fans when they switched to the fuel tv bullshit They have never recovered. Should have stayed with spike

  10. D on June 17th, 2014 10:36 PM

    Saldaqueef, you are a dummy. Spiketv didn’t pay them 100m per year. Hahaha.

    Get Arum’s nuts out of your mouth.

  11. D on June 17th, 2014 10:37 PM

    Saldaqueef, you are a dummy. Spiketv didn’t pay them 100m per year. Hahaha.
    Get Arum’s nuts out of your mouth.

  12. D on June 17th, 2014 10:44 PM

    DaQueef is too stupid to realize Spike didn’t pay them 100m per year like FOX is. Idiot.

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