UFC 209 Prelims draw over 1M viewers
March 7, 2017
The UFC 209 Prelims drew 1,033,000 viewers on FS1 Saturday night per Sports TV Ratings.
According to Sports TV Ratings, the event drew 510,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.
In the featured fight of the prelims Marcin Tybura defeated Luis Henrique Barbosa. The prelims also featured two very good come-from-behind victories by Iuri Alcantara and Darren Elkins. The event peaked at 1,183,000 in the 9:15-9:30pm quarter hour.
In addition, the UFC weigh-ins on Friday night drew 210,000 viewers on FS1 and 97,000 in the adult 18-49 demo.
The pre-fight show on FS1 drew 453,000 viewers and the post-fight event on FS1 drew 205,000 viewers and 126,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.
UFC PPV Prelims 2017
Based on the ratings of the prelims and the ancillary telecasts, I may have underestimated how this PPV does. Over 1 million viewers on a night where boxing and basketball were on network television is very good considering the competition.