UFC Fight Night 96 draws 657,000 viewers

October 4, 2016

UFC Fight Night 96 drew 657,000 viewers on FS1 Saturday night according to Sports TV Ratings.  It’s the lowest-rated Fight Night since May’s UFC Fight Night 87.

The event started an hour later than most, 11pm ET, due to college football and ran until 1:26 am ET.  The main event featured John Lineker and John Dodson with Lineker taking a split decision.

The main card drew 394,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.

The prelims drew 294,000 viewers which was the lowest-rating of the year.  It drew 151,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.

The post-fight show on FS1 drew 250,000 viewers (139,000 A18-49) from 1:25-2:25am ET per Sports TV Ratings.

UFC Fight Night 2016
Main Card Prelims
UFC Fight Night 81 2,288,000 1,767,000
UFC Fight Night 82 1,300,000 1,093,000
UFC Fight Night 83 983,000 829,000
UFC Fight Night 85 1,149,000 766,000
UFC Fight Night 86 781,000 443,000
UFC Fight Night 87 656,000 494,000
UFC Fight Night 88 757,000 469,000
UFC Fight Night 89 964,000 369,000
UFC Fight Night 91 609,000 311,000
UFC Fight Night 92 863,000 662,000
UFC Fight Night 94 826,000 637,000
UFC Fight Night 95 1,109,000 582,000
UFC Fight Night 96 657,000 294,000

Payout Perspective:

It’s likely the ratings took a dip due to the late start and college football.  Flyweights as a main event may have also contributed to the lower ratings.

One Response to “UFC Fight Night 96 draws 657,000 viewers”

  1. Wil on October 5th, 2016 3:12 AM

    every sport takes the backseat to football be it nfl or college

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