UFC on Fox 25 draws 1.64 million viewers

July 23, 2017

UFC on Fox 25 drew 1.64 million viewers (according to TV By Numbers) making it the lowest overnight ratings for the company since it began airing fights on Fox.  Despite the news, it tied with NBC’s Dateline for biggest rating for Adults in the 18-49 age range.

UFC Fight Night featured Chris Weidman taking on Kelvin Gastelum in the main event from Long Island, New York.  Notably, their fight was not calculated in the overnight ratings because it started in the overrun.

In terms of overall viewership, UFC on Fox was last in its time slot among the other network shows.  It did draw a 0.6 share among Adults 18-49 and a 3 share making it the best in its 2 hour 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 1,996,000
UFC on Fox 25 1,640,000


Payout Perspective:

 This year’s July card did not match last year’s 2.44 million from UFC on Fox 20.  We will see if the added ratings from the overrun will boost the show to over 2 million viewers.  This makes 2 weeks in a row where Fox has aired a live combat sporting event and it has not produced ratings.

10 Responses to “UFC on Fox 25 draws 1.64 million viewers”

  1. Fight Fan on July 24th, 2017 8:02 AM

    Horrible, seems like the May mac fight is the only one getting any attention right now

  2. Wil on July 24th, 2017 8:11 PM

    May vs Mc has definitely taken over the air waves in terms of promotion and as Lou DiBella said, it is hurting other promotions. PBC on network should never be below 2m viewers. This number seems to follow a trend with the UFC on FS1 from last weekend, the PPV, and even the Bellator PPV. Perhaps the mma world is oversaturated?

  3. d on July 25th, 2017 7:34 AM

    PBC is consistently below 2m viewers. Their ratings are terrible and it is obvious it is just a formality at this point and they are going under.

  4. Fight Fan on July 25th, 2017 8:50 AM

    Here comes d, PBC is going under lol. Been claiming that for 2 years, even a broken watch is right twice a day. Still waiting for a ufc to break 2 mil ppvs, I’ll wait.

  5. d on July 25th, 2017 8:59 AM

    Fight Fan, anyone who thinks PBC isn’t going under is in full blown denial. All they’ve done is lost money. They’ve yet to make a penny.

    I’ll wait for boxing to do even a fraction of what the UFC did last year in revenue and overall ppv buys.

  6. d on July 25th, 2017 10:20 AM


    If this doesn’t scream we are on our way out, I don’t know what does.

    Their numbers on FOX are so drastically inferior to that of the UFC in ratings and gate number plus their events often cost more to produce.

  7. Wil on July 25th, 2017 3:53 PM

    here we go again…..

  8. d on July 25th, 2017 6:49 PM

    Only reason why its happening Wil is because you, FF and every other boxing fan t.rolls every UFC article.

    Go back and check out what Brainsmasher said before the comment section was closed off. He hadn’t commented on here for years and couldn’t believe you fools are still t.rolling people on here.

  9. Speakman on July 26th, 2017 7:57 AM

    Years…….Brainsmasher commented this past June LOL.


    MMAPayout Moderator on June 13th, 2017 3:35 PM
    FYI: d has been blocked due to multiple reader complaints and violating our anti tro.lling policy.

  10. d on July 26th, 2017 8:55 AM

    Hahahahahaha. I was going by what he said. But your level of locating comments of people who rarely post or locating specific comments of people when your username hadn’t even been created yet, is uncanny.

    So how many aliases is that now? 200? Probably more right?

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