UFC on Fox 24 draws lowest-ever overnight rating
April 16, 2017
Television By Numbers reports that UFC on Fox 24 drew 1.74 million viewers on Saturday night. The event is the lowest rated UFC on Fox ever although it does not include the overrun.
UFC on Fox 24 featured Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC Flyweight title against Wilson Reis. Johnson defeated Reis via armbar submission. Also, Rose Namajunas submitted Michelle Waterson in the co-main event of the main broadcast which aired from 5-7pm PT.
UFC on Fox drew a 0.6 rating and a 2 share in the adult 18-49 demo.
Notably, The Ten Commandments drew a 3 share in the adult 18-49 demo, the best in the 8-10pm time slot.
|UFC on Fox Ratings|
|Overnights||Live + SD|
|UFC on Fox 1||5,700,000|
|UFC on Fox 2||4,570,000|
|UFC on Fox 3||2,250,000||2,400,000|
|UFC on Fox 4||2,360,000||2,400,000|
|UFC on Fox 5||3,410,000||4,400,000|
|UFC on Fox 6||3,770,000||4,220,000|
|UFC on Fox 7||3,300,000||3,700,000|
|UFC on Fox 8||2,040,000||2,380,000|
|UFC on Fox 9||2,410,000||2,800,000|
|UFC on Fox 10||2,550,000||3,220,000|
|UFC on Fox 11||1,990,000||2,500,000|
|UFC on Fox 12||2,020,000||2,500,000|
|UFC on Fox 13||2,270,000||2,800,000|
|UFC on Fox 14||2,820,000||3,049,000|
|UFC on Fox 15||2,430,000||2,745,000|
|UFC on Fox 16||2,290,000||2,800,000|
|UFC on Fox 17||2,280,000||2,781,000|
|UFC on Fox 18||2,430,000||2,685,000|
|UFC on Fox 19||2,130,000||2,500,000|
|UFC on Fox 20||2,440,000||2,975,000|
|UFC on Fox 21||2,200,000||1,983,000|
|UFC on Fox 22||2,690,000||3,178,000|
|UFC on Fox 23||2,020,000||2,189,000|
|UFC on Fox 24||1,740,000|
It’s the lowest rated UFC on Fox ever although you might see a bump since the Demetrious Johnson-Wilson Reis did not start until about 5 minutes left in the time slot window. Still, you would have expected better ratings for Namjunas-Waterson. Unfortunately, some will see this as an indictment on the lack of drawing power for Johnson who has to be considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever.
Last April’s UFC on Fox 19 drew over 2.1 million viewers. In 2015, April’s UFC on Fox 15 drew 2.43 million viewers.