UFC 143 Prelims Nearly Double TV Ratings on FX

Is the UFC finally gaining some traction on FX?


The UFC 143 Prelims on Saturday night on FX was the promotion’s second broadcast of preliminary bouts on the network, following up January’s UFC 142 preliminary bouts from Brazil.

While the UFC 142 Prelims drew a rather low average of 880,000 viewers, the promotion’s sophomore effort on the network fared much better, pulling in an average of 1.4 million viewers for the two-hour telecast, according to industry sources.

The UFC 143 airing was also in line with the average that the UFC’s former one-hour preliminary broadcasts averaged on Spike TV. The prelims on Spike average slightly more than 1.4 million viewers per one-hour episode over the course of 25 events on Spike.

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