UFC 207 Prelims on FS1 draws 1.511M viewers
January 3, 2017
The UFC 207 Prelims on Friday night drew 1.511 million viewers on FS1 per Sports TV Ratings. It was the fourth highest PPV of 2016 and the sixth prelims telecast to go over 1 million viewers.
In addition, it drew 813,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 category. The featured fight on the prelims was Johny Hendricks versus Neil Magny. Magny earned a unanimous decision.
The average for 2016 was 1,097,000. In comparison, 2015 drew an average of 1,069,000.
In addition, the pre-fight broadcast on FS1 which preceded (4:00-5:00pm PT) the UFC Prelims drew 572,000 viewers and 281,000 in the A18-49 demo. The post-fight drew 404,000 viewers and 234,000 in the A18-49 demo. The post-fight event went from 9:50pm-11:07pm PT.
The ratings are very considering the prelims took place on Friday night. The big viewership number likely reflects a big PPV buy rate. All of the prelims except UFC 195 drew over 1 million PPV buys. With Rousey on the PPV card, expect a buy rate over 1 million.