The UFC 168 prelims on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC Prelims to date on the channel. The event was up 56-percent over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch.
In addition, the two-hour show that featured Uriah Hall’s TKO victory over Chris Leben in the final bout, was the second most-watched UFC show to date on FOX Sports 1, only trailing UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen on August 17.
Following the conclusion of UFC 168, the UFC 168 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FOX Sports 1 delivered the most-watched POSTFIGHT show to date with 313,000 viewers, up 26-percent over FOX Sports 1’s first Pay-Per-View post-fight show following UFC 167 that had 249,000 viewers. The one-hour show featured interviews with middleweight champion Chris Weidman and women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after both their title defenses.
Preceding the prelims was a record-setting hour of UFC programming on FOX Sports 1, as the UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER encore at drew 225,000 viewers, making it the most watched UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER in FOX Sports 1 history. The second encore of UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK, focusing on Chris Weidman’s upset of Anderson Silva at UFC 162, pulled in 412,000 viewers and is the most-watched encore of any UFC program on FOX Sports 1. The show was up 164-percent over its premiere run on Sunday (156,000 viewers) and up 145-percent over the first encore on Tuesday (168,000 viewers).
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