UFC on Fox 12 overnight rating: 2.02 million viewers

July 27, 2014

MMA Fighting reports that the overnight ratings for Saturday’s UFC on Fox 12 drew an average of 2.02 million viewers in overnight ratings.  According to Television By Numbers, it tied with NBC for highest rated show on network television in its time slot.

UPDATED 07/28/14:

UFC on Fox 12 scored an 0.8 in the 18-49 demo.  Although tied with NBC, it had more viewers.

The ratings only count for the 5:00pm-7:00pm (8-10pm) time slot and does not account for the 30 minute overrun when the bulk of the main event took place.  Its anticipated that the rating should go up with the inclusion of the additional time.

UFC on Fox 1: 5.7 million

UFC on Fox 2: 4.57 million

UFC on Fox 3: 2.25 million

UFC on Fox 4: 2.36 million

UFC on Fox 5: 3.41 million

UFC on Fox 6: 4.22 million

UFC on Fox 7: 3.3 million

UFC on Fox 8: 2.38 million

UFC on Fox 9: 2.9 million

UFC on Fox 10: 3.22 million

UFC on Fox 11: 1.98 million

UFC on Fox 12:  2.02 million

Payout Perspective:

The last two summer events were less than stellar and the ratings reflected this with UFC on Fox 4 (Vera vs. Rua) and UFC on Fox 8 (Mighty Mouse vs. Moraga) doing 2.36 million and 2.38 million respectively.  Saturday’s event had a little more interest with a fight between two fan-friendly fighters.  Before we scrutinize the ratings, we should probably wait for the overrun numbers as UFC on Fox 4 and 8 ratings include the overruns.  At this point, it’s unfair to critique the show since we may see it surpass the ratings of the last two summers.

67 Responses to “UFC on Fox 12 overnight rating: 2.02 million viewers”

  1. Saldathief on July 28th, 2014 8:07 PM

    PPV is a niche industry, boxing , wwe, and ufc, what else is on ppv? nothing! all 3 sports are niche sports with core fans and either you like it or you don’t. Women’s mma will never be anything, just like women’s boxing, women’s basketball womens anything except tennis. Why isnt there a womens NFL? answer no one would fucking watch it. It was sad when strike forces best fights on a lot of shows were the women, reason, the men sucked! Anytime a womens show is strong is because the men are slacking. Rousey’s bubble has busted with anything legitimate, if the UFC needs to sensationalize rousey then they have very very serious problems with its mens mma. Stay tuned for midget ufc

  2. D on July 28th, 2014 9:36 PM

    No one wants to hear you thoughts Sal.

  3. Saldathief on July 28th, 2014 9:50 PM

    Yea truth and reality will hurt a lot of ignorant people. Keep up the UFC Bullshit hype bahahahahaha D is a moron UFC robot bahaha

  4. BrainSmasher on July 28th, 2014 10:20 PM

    Considering the UFC have only used a handful of woman so far and their level of popularity. I would say woman’s mma is already almost the biggest woman’s sport.

  5. D on July 29th, 2014 12:14 AM

    Saldaqueef back in action for old man Arum. Spewing his bullshit propaganda. Sal, you don’t know shit about anything. You just make shit up and expect people to believe your fake figures.

  6. LeonThePro on July 29th, 2014 3:43 AM

    @D you don’t have to resort to name calling anytime someone disagrees with your robotic defense of the UFC. It’s getting tiring, almost like you get paid to do it. I would like the UFC to succeed and am just being honest – I miss the days when I had friends to watch it with. The interest just isn’t there. You should take a listen to this recent podcast with Dave Meltzer, and if you were unbiased it would be hard to argue his take on the current climate of UFC ratings:


    @BrainSmasher right now there is now WMMA, it’s just Ronda Rousey. If she got pregnant tomorrow, the division(s) would collapse like a stack of cards.

  7. Diego on July 29th, 2014 5:22 AM


    I agree 100%. I still watch and follow the sport religiously but most of the people I used to watch with don’t even know when there’s a show on anymore, much less who is fighting. Part of that is due to the volume of shows which makes it hard to keep track, part is due to so many divisions being in transition – meaning the big stars of yesteryear are not fighting regularly and new ones are still being groomed – but it feels like at least part is also casual fans losing interest because the novelty has worn off.

    I don’t think the sport is declining in North America. I think it’s off from its peak, but has stabilized. There will be peaks and valleys from here based on the popularity of individual fighters (just like there will be in boxing), but we’re at the base level of popularity in the US. A few caveats: this is 100% speculation and only time will tell, and I’m speaking only about the US and Canada, there may be more room to grow overseas.

  8. Pink Pig on July 29th, 2014 8:35 AM

    Of course the UFC is declining. You’d have to be a moron to think otherwise.

    That’s like being oblivious of the housing market debacle and still stating that the real estate market is healthy.

    Lower lows and lower highs aren’t an indication of stabilization.

  9. BrainSmasher on July 29th, 2014 10:12 AM


    You are wrong. Rousey is the face because the UFC made her the face. Did you not see the pub she got when the UFC signed her before ever fighting in the UFC ? Her popularity tripled. The UFC gives who ever is their champ credibility. They could have done the same or better when Gina was on top. Even Misha would be huge as champ. Rousey isn’t the only girl who is marketable.

  10. D on July 29th, 2014 10:33 AM

    Leon, I resort to name calling when idiots who lie and exaggerate while trolling mma websites.

    Talk about robotic. You repeat the same non sense every time you post. You fabricate figures just to diminish the UFC and the sport. You are also lying, your motivations are obvious.

  11. D on July 29th, 2014 10:35 AM

    Also, Leon, you cherry pick statistics to no avail. You are taking a 7 month period and are dismissing everything that happened prior to that as if things like this never slow down a bit in business. By the way, the numbers aren’t drastically down as you claim.

  12. D on July 29th, 2014 10:36 AM

    Pink Pig/Sampson/Topps, still rolling around in his own shit.

  13. Pink Pig on July 30th, 2014 7:53 AM

    The numbers aren’t drastically down??? An ahahahahahaha.

    Compare ratings when UFCaca was on Spike. Compare PPV average buyrate to 5 years ago. Everything is cut in LESS than half shit for brains.

  14. D on July 30th, 2014 9:06 AM

    Pink pig, still rolling around in his own shit. He can’t add apparently.

  15. Pink Pig on July 30th, 2014 10:42 AM

    Spike era = 2 million average

    Fox sports 1 era = 500,000 average


  16. D on July 30th, 2014 11:29 PM

    Pink Pig….Desperate!!! He’s a sinking ship!!! Look at him squeal!!! Hahaha!!!

  17. Diego on July 31st, 2014 6:02 AM

    Pink Pig,

    The numbers are off from their peak, but they are not still in decline. It feels like things have stabilized. For the record, the real estate market has also stabilized and has been bouncing back for the last two years.

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