Friday night’s UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson, which was broadcast live from Australia on FX, pulled in the lowest TV ratings of any UFC on FX branded event thus far.
UFC on FX 6 drew an average audience of 972,000 viewers, according to MMAWeekly.com industry sources.
The UFC’s live events on FX peeked with UFC on FX 2 at 1.4 million viewers earlier this year. UFC on FX 6 marks the first time the series has dipped below a million viewers on the Fox subsidiary.
The preliminary bouts aired on Fuel TV, drawing 96,000 viewers, which is well below the average of just under 125,000 viewers for preliminary bouts broadcasts supporting UFC on FX events.
The preliminary bout broadcasts on Fuel TV swing in a wide arc, however, hitting a low point of 44,000 for the early in the day UFC on FX 5 prelims from England, but notching a high point of 160,000 for UFC on FX 4.
UFC on FX 6 also served as the de facto finale for TUF: The Smashes, the international edition of The Ultimate Fighter reality series emanating from Australia.