UFC Fight Night 75: 841,000 viewers; prelims 270,000

September 29, 2015

UFC Fight Night 75 drew an average viewership of 841,000 863,000 viewers on Saturday night on FS1 via Sports TV Ratings. The rating reflects a slight increase from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 74 from Saskatoon.  In addition, the prelims drew 270,000 viewers.

UPDATED: TV By Numbers notes that UFC Fight Night 75 drew 841K viewers.  The 841,000 viewers is correct.

In the main event, Josh Barnett defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Nights 2015
Main Card (Live +SD)
UFC Fight Night 59 2,751,000
UFC Fight Night 60 913,000
UFC Fight Night 61 1,200,000
UFC Fight Night 62 617,000
UFC Fight Night 63 389,000
UFC Fight Night 66 575,000
UFC Fight Night 67 813,000
UFC Fight Night 68 950,000
UFC Fight Night 70 (prelims on FS2) 909,000
UFC Fight Night 71 801,000
UFC Fight Night 72 508,000
UFC Fight Night 73 1,159,000
UFC Fight Night 74 796,000
UFC Fight Night 75 841,000

Payout Perspective:

Decent numbers considering that the event which aired from 10-1:15am ET went up against 3 Pac 12 college football games on ABC (2.38M avg over course of game), Fox (3.4M) and ESPN (2.1M) (all 3 turned out to be blowouts) as well as crossing over with PBC on NBC.  The event is a slight increase from the last event but a drop off from an early August event that occurred on a Saturday night.  The average viewership for the years is at 946,000.

We will update with prelims soon.

21 Responses to “UFC Fight Night 75: 841,000 viewers; prelims 270,000”

  1. Diego on September 29th, 2015 10:41 AM

    It’s good relative to FS1, and considering the fights were in Japan, between guys who are not currently in line for a title shot. But it’s certainly not great.

  2. Pretty good on September 29th, 2015 2:39 PM

    But after all the promotional circus and all the hype, you’d expect the ratings to be a lot better. Plus, I think most of the viewers were North Americans. I don’t know. The ratings were average. It wasn’t worth holding the fight in Japan. It really didn’t pay off.

  3. The Greatest on October 1st, 2015 1:19 AM

    PBC currently averaging 1.105M viewers a show.
    UFC currently averaging 986k viewers a show.

    Looks like they do about the same numbers with the exception that boxers get paid more.
    If we were too add in HBO and Showtime fights the number would likely go up for boxing while adding Bellator and WSOF number to the UFC numbers would make it likely go down.
    So boxing is still getting more viewers than MMA but realistically they are pretty close.
    I wonder what the actual crossovers are. How many people are watching both sports?

  4. d on October 1st, 2015 5:13 AM

    Na, more lies. The UFC destroys PBC. Bellator beats PBC. The G**est can’t handle it. Hahaha.

  5. Chris on October 1st, 2015 1:21 PM

    WHere are you getting PBC averages 1.1 mill?

    Just making shit up.

    Go pull up all the NBC primetime numbers, SPike numbers and ESPN numbers.

    Looking at the numbers its easy to keep track of UFC but with PBC not sure if all events are there since they are spread all over but from what I see the numbers are like this.

    PBC on NBC 4 events 2.65 mill
    UFC on Fox 3 events 2.86 million

    UFC on FS1 14 events 946k
    PBC on Spike 6 events 653k
    PBC on ESPN 3 events 1 mill
    PBC total Spike/ESPN network 826k

    ESPN/Spike are also in more homes and bigger networks than FS1 and UFC has 3 events that happened in afternoon all doing under 600k which brings down their average.

    We arent including PBC on FS1 events doing 150k or Bounce TV or NBC SPorts all doing under 300k which would bring their ratings down by half if we actually counted all PBC cable cards.

    Even with that UFC is averaging better on Network and Cable.

    This is FACTS, REAL NUMBER, not bullshit pulled out of thin air by trolls on this site.

    Ask Jason to do a complete breakdown, ask him if these are correct numbers, he’ll tell you they are.

  6. Chris on October 1st, 2015 1:28 PM

    also UFC PPV prelims over 10 events are averaging 983k, so UFC PPV prelims are doing better than PBC events.

    This isnt about shitting on PBC its about idiot trolls on this site who come here to make shit up, the UFC is doing better ratings than PBC, thats fact.

  7. d on October 1st, 2015 2:28 PM

    He just lies as he goes along. He literally stalked me from Yahoo to here.

    This summarizes what kind of nut he is- he believes that Art Jimmerson lost at UFC 1 because he didn’t know the rules.

  8. Supertroll on October 2nd, 2015 3:26 AM

    Riiiiiiiiiight Chris. You’re cherry picking your events. You take the worst PBC events and compare them to the best UFC events.

    What about the numbers that show the UFC’s pathetically low PPV buys in March and April? Combined they were worse than those of the WSOF! Less than 300k!

    And I can’t emphasize enough the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV buys that went as high as 5 million. One boxing event sold more PPVs in one night than the UFC did in almost a year!

    I can’t wait to see what you’re gonna say after the antitrust lawsuit against the UFC reveals how much BS the UFC has been selling you.

  9. The Greatest on October 2nd, 2015 4:02 AM

    This was posted on a mma website.
    PBC 28 events = 30.939M=1.105M Ave.
    UFC 42 events = 41.415M=986K Ave.

    Thats apparently including all the UFC prelims which really makes this difficult because the UFC is essentially getting two sets of viewership numbers for 1 event.

  10. The Greatest on October 2nd, 2015 4:46 AM

    PBC+HBO 39 events=44.605M= 1.14M ave.
    UFC 42 events =41.415M= 986K.

  11. Diego on October 2nd, 2015 5:37 AM

    “PBC currently averaging 1.105M viewers a show.
    UFC currently averaging 986k viewers a show.

    Looks like they do about the same numbers with the exception that boxers get paid more.”

    Those numbers seem OK to me. I’m willing to believe them. My issue with PBC is that they are not getting better numbers than the UFC and yet they are spending a lot more money. So yes, those boxers may get paid more, but PBC is circling he drain. What happens when they go out of business? If the PBC model is not sustainable, and as of now it looks like it is not, then salaries will have to be cut. Good for those fighters currently drawing a fat paycheck, but the economic performance of their promoter suggests that they are being overpaid. Time will tell, but the trend is not encouraging for PBC or their fighters.

  12. Chris on October 2nd, 2015 10:17 AM
  13. Chris on October 2nd, 2015 10:44 AM

    By the way

    here are the UFC breakdowns

    UFC PPV prelims 10 events = 983k
    UFC FS1 Fight Nights 14 events =944k
    UFC Fight Night Prelims, FS1/FS2 = 499k
    UFC on FOx 3 events = 2.86 million

    41 Events = 1.32 million.

    UFC > PBC and this is real numbersl

    Breakdown for accuracy

    PPV prelims
    182 1.04mill
    183 1.55 mill
    184 1.2 mll
    185 1 mill
    186 710k
    187 780k
    188 727k FX
    189 847k
    190 1.32 mill
    191 663k

    Average 983k

    UFC on Fox
    Fox 14 3.05 mill
    Fox 15 2.75 mill
    Fox 16 2.8 mill

    Average 2.86 million

    UFC on FS1 Fight Nights

    59 2.75 mill
    60 913k
    61 1.2 mill
    62 617k
    63 389k Afternoon
    66 575k Afternoon
    67 813k
    68 950k
    70 909k
    71 801k
    72 508k Afternoon
    73 1.16 million
    74 796k
    75 841k

    Average 945k

    UFC Fight Night Prelims

    59 908k
    60 775k
    61 813k
    62 280k FS2
    63 304k FS2
    66 246k
    67 713k
    68 782k
    70 223k FS2
    71 543k
    72 292k
    73 306k FS2
    74 542k
    75 270k FS2

    Average 500k

    Total Average 41 events 1.32 million across all platforms on tv Fox, FS1, FS2 and 1 FX PPV prelim.

    Ok your turn to break down all PBC numbers and give proof. Until then your shit is just made up cause I just proved the numbers you listed for UFC are wrong.

  14. Chris on October 2nd, 2015 10:52 AM

    Correction, I forgot to add UFC on FOx prelims

    Fox 14 on FS1 607k
    Fox 15 1.4 mill on Fox
    Fox 16 1.3 mill on FOx

    Fox Prelims Average 1.1 mill

    Added to total that comes to 44 Events,

    Fox 2.86 mill
    FOx prelims 1.1 mill
    FS1 945k
    FS1 FN prelims 500k
    PPV prelims 983k

    Average 1.28 Million

    So its actually 27 events with 14 prelims for Fight nights and 3 prelims for Fox cards equaling 44 different times UFC has been on cable or network tv this year.

  15. The Greatest on October 3rd, 2015 9:46 AM

    They were all ready broken down on sherdog which is a mma website.
    All u did was go to the fight night article on here and copy pasted the numbers. You didn’t break down anything.

  16. The Greatest on October 3rd, 2015 9:49 AM

    The other issue is what should be counted and what shouldn’t be.
    For instance your basically counting two different viewerships for the same event when it comes to fight nights and prelims. Its the same show yet its getting two sets of numbers.

  17. Nice try! on October 3rd, 2015 1:54 PM

    As stated before, UFC nutthugeers always CHERRY PICK their numbers and compare the worst of boxing with the best of the UFC.

    Let’s look at it OVERALL. Let’s compare the viewership boxing and the UFC had in a year’s span. How about that?

  18. The Greatest on October 3rd, 2015 3:35 PM

    The numbers you put equals an average of 966k for the UFC, unless i added it up wrong.
    But what you put down equals 42.506M for 44 events equaling 966k average per show.

  19. Chris on October 3rd, 2015 4:07 PM

    Ok so lets not count double for events.

    So that would be

    UFC on Fox events averaging 2.86 mill

    UFC Fight Night events 945k

    UFC PPV prelims 983k

    That means no Fox prelims and no Fight Night prelims so those events wouldnt get counted twice.

    That would average 1.6 million, haha, you not wanting them to count double events makes it even more.

    Face it, your whole fucking argument just blew up in your face, hahaha.

    I give you real numbers you give made up bullshit with no source and no fact and the numbers you were bragging about being correct are still lower than UFC numbers.

    BUt let me guess, now all of a sudden those numbers you were posting and swearing by arent real, right Greatest?


  20. The Greatest on October 4th, 2015 10:29 AM

    I added your numbers and the average was worst then the numbers i posted.
    So like I said PBC is averaging better than the UFC and boxing in general is getting more viewers and a better average per event.

    Funny how you screwed up and all of a sudden you want to switch up the formula.

    Boxing wins, even with your numbers.

  21. The Greatest on October 4th, 2015 10:35 AM

    PBC+HBO boxing 1.14M
    UFC 953k or 963k
    Its what it is.
    No [removed] way that im off by 150k.
    I added the numbers you posted really quick and i got 966k
    I then did it later and got like 953K I think.
    Add them up yourself.
    Seriously I dont know what u were thinking. You shouldve done the math.
    Got to admit but even D wouldn’t of botched something like thisthis.

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