or


[12/11/12 - 11:43 AM]
UFC on FOX 5 Viewership Increases 83%
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Saturday, December 8.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

UFC ON FOX 5 VIEWERSHIP INCREASES 83%

Henderson vs. Diaz Lightweight Championship Bout Draws Impressive 5.7 Million Viewers

FOX Dominates Saturday Night; Out-Rates ABC, CBS and NBC Combined in Key Male Demos

New York - FOX Sports' exclusive coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship this past Saturday night (12/8) almost doubled the audience of the network's last presentation, and delivered the network its highest-rated, most-watched UFC event since January.

UFC on FOX 5 posted a 2.5/4 household rating/share, with an average audience of 4.4 million viewers in primetime for a quadruple fight card highlighted by a thrilling five round lightweight title match between defending champion Benson Henderson against top contender Nate Diaz. The audience for UFC on FOX 5 was +83% better than UFC on FOX 4 in August (1.4/3, 2.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The exciting main even went a full 5 rounds with Henderson winning by unanimous decision, and drew a solid 3.3/6 with 5.7 million viewers from (when to when) as Henderson successfully defended his title defense over Diaz. In addition to its overall success, Henderson vs. Diaz generated impressive ratings among younger male demographics, averaging 3.5 for Men 18-34 and 4.0 for Men 18-49 which would place is as the No. 3 for the week in prime among the coveted Men 18-34 demo, behind only Sunday Night Football and THE SIMPSONS, and No. 4 among Men 18-49. On a grander scale, FOX dominated the night across the key male and adult demos out-rating the combined averages of ABC, CBS, and NBC among Men 18-34 (2.8 vs. 0.8), Men 18-49 (3.1 vs. 1.4), Adults 18-34 (2.0 vs. 1.1) and Adults 18-49 (2.1 vs. 2.0).

UFC on FOX 5 opened with Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown (2.0/4, 3.6 million viewers) and grew steadily throughout the night as UFC legend BJ Penn was defeated by up and comer Rory MacDonald (2.4/4, 4.3 million) and UFC mainstay Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was beaten by Alexander Gustafsson (2.5/5, 4.5 million).

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). UFC on FOX 6 airs Saturday, Jan. 26 (8:00 PM ET) as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his title against John Dodson live from the United Center in Chicago, IL.





  [december 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/21/17 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" top said categories, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 08:09 AM]
"Unexpected" Is TLC's #1 New Series in 2017
TLC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[11/20/17 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Cowboys-Eagles Showdown Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" franchise easily tops the night in all categories.

[11/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Edge Demo Race
The Alphabet tops adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/18/17 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
The Eye takes home top honors in both categories last night.

[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/17 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Reclaims Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
"Empire" is the night's top demo draw while "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" is the most-watched program.

[11/15/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Take Home Demo Crown
The Peacock's top drama is also up from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[11/14/17 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Good Doctor" Lifts ABC to Top Spot
The Alphabet edges past NBC in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/13/17 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Charts
The Peacock cruises to the top spot among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/12/17 - 08:39 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
The Alphabet takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/11/17 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Top Viewers, Demos for CBS
"Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program while "Hawaii Five-0" is tops among adults 18-49.

[11/10/17 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock begins its portion of the NFL franchise on top among adults 18-49.

[11/09/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Nature Boy" 30 for 30 on Ric Flair Averaged 1.8 Million Viewers; Highest Rated Cable Program for 18-49 Demo
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 7.

[11/09/17 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Top Charts for ABC
The Alphabet's annual telecast is up more than 10% from last year among adults 18-49.