UFC Fort Lauderdale Prelims draw 720,000 viewers on ESPN, early prelims 288,000

April 30, 2019

The UFC Fort Lauderdale Prelims drew 720,000 viewers on ESPN Saturday afternoon.  The early prelims, which aired on ESPN2, drew 288,000 viewers.

The UFC on ESPN +8 show from Florida aired its prelims and early prelims on the network with the main card on the digital platform.

The early prelims featured Jim Miller as he submitted Jason Gonzalez via submission.  The prelims featured Takashi Sato as he defeated Ben Saunders.

The prelims on ESPN drew 352,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo.

The main card featured Jack Hermansson defeating Ronaldo Souza via decision.

Payout Perspective:

A decent number for the prelims as the event may have been lost in the shuffle of boxing and Bellator this past weekend.  Despite the network home, there still may be some confusion over when and where the prelims will air.  This was the first time that the early prelims aired on the ESPN home of networks.

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