UFC Fight Night 128 draws 956,000 viewers, prelims 284,000

April 24, 2018

UFC Fight Night Atlantic City drew 956,000 viewers on Saturday night on FS1 according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  The prelims, which preceded the main card on FS1 drew 561,000 viewers.

The main card featured Kevin Lee’s win over Edson Barboza after doctor stoppage.  The event drew 537,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo for a 0.55 rating.  The prelims featured fight saw Ryan LaFlare get a unanimous decision victory over Alex Garcia.  The prelims drew 284,000 in the A18-49 demo and a 0.35 rating.

Notably, the card went up against Boxing on Showtime featuring Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas.  However, that fight did not seem to draw a lot of fans away for the UFC event.

The pre-fight show on FS1 drew 169,000 viewers and the post-fight show drew a robust 297,000 viewers.

Payout Perspective:

It’s the second highest Fight Night main card ratings this year.  The pacing, as always for FS1 events, was very slow although there were some interesting finishes in matches mixed in.  The ratings are good considering the lack of any real known stars on this card aside from Frankie Edgar.

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