UFC on FOX 5 Overnight Rating +65% Versus UFC on FOX 4
Los Angeles, CA - In what proved to be the greatest UFC fight card in the history of broadcast television, Saturday night's UFC on FOX 5, headlined by Lightweight champion Benson Henderson retaining his title against top contender Nate Diaz delivered in and outside the Octagon. UFC on FOX 5 scored a 2.8/5 overnight rating/share for a quadruple header of action packed fights according to Nielsen Media Research.
Saturday night's 2.8/5 overnight rating/share is a +65% improvement over UFC on FOX 4 this past August. Preceded by three extraordinary preliminary matchups on FOX, the network's main event between Diaz and Henderson averaged a 3.6/7 metered market rating/share from 10:00pm - 10:30pm ET. The night's third fight between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Alexander Gustafsson averaged a 2.8/5, followed by BJ Penn taking on Rory MacDonald (2.7/5) and Mike Swick versus Matt Brown (2.4/5).
Las Vegas led all markets with a 6.3/11 metered market rating/share followed by Louisville (5.0/8), Sacramento (4.7/9), Columbus (4.6/8) and Phoenix (4.2/8). A national rating for UFC on FOX 5 is available at alater date.