According to Fox, the weigh-in show also took the spot for most-watched Fox Sports 1 program of the day, airing at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
The previous weigh-in show on the network took place on Dec. 13 for UFC on Fox 9, hitting an audience of 44,000. The UFC 168 show’s audience jumped 525 percent from the previous effort.
Prior to last Friday’s record-breaking numbers, the most-watched weigh-in show since the UFC-Fox TV deal began was for UFC 158. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre tipped the scale for a bout with Nick Diaz last March, garnering an audience of 215,000 on Fuel TV.
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