UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II drew a lot of criticism from fight fans outside of Brazil, decrying it as a lackluster fight card, and questioning its status as a pay-per-view event.

That criticism was reflected in the number of viewers that tuned in to the UFC 147 Prelims telecast on the FX network. The UFC 147 Prelims TV ratings, drawing an average audience of 969,000 according to industry sources, were the lowest for a preliminary bouts broadcast on FX since the first edition on the network, which was for UFC 142 in January.

Also emanating from Brazil, the UFC 142 Prelims drew an average audience of 880,000.

The UFC has become a huge success in Brazil, reportedly drawing more than 12 million viewers to its TUF: Brazil reality series and more than 20 million for UFC 147, which, not surprisingly, was heavily laden with Brazilian fighters.

Despite the lackluster ratings in the U.S., if accurate, the UFC will surely be pleased with the numbers they drew in Brazil, which dwarfed even the best of draws thus far in the States.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Ratings report: Prelims for UFC 185 top 1 million viewers

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

Even though they moved to a new network, the prelims for UFC 185 on Saturday topped 1 million viewers.The show, moved to FX due to college basketball coverage on Fox Sports 1, drew 1,003,000 viewers read news >>

How to watch Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano UFC 184 'Prelims' fights live online

  • 28 days ago
  • 35 views

Before the "Rousey vs. Zingano" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV) fight card gets underway later this evening (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) at 10 p.m. ET, live from the Staples Center in Los Angele read news >>

UFC 184 prelims results: Fullen, Lararo pick up split decision wins

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Both of the Fight Pass preliminary bouts on the UFC 184 card went to split decisions, with Masio Fullen and Valmir Lazaro picking up wins. The two Fight Pass bouts that kicked off UFC 184 in Los Ange read news >>

UFC 184 prelims results: Lewis, Means pick up TKO wins

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Derrick Lewis and Tim Means scored TKO victories in their respective UFC 184 preliminary card bouts. Derrick Lewis and Tim Means didn't need the full fifteen minutes to get the job done in their UFC read news >>

UFC 184 prelims results: Yamamoto vs. Salazar declared a No Contest

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

An unintentional eye poke from Kid Yamamoto led to his UFC 184 fight with Roman Salazar being declared a No Contest. Kid Yamamoto's return to the UFC didn't go quite according to plan. The Japanese l read news >>

UFC 184 Results: Roan Carneiro Puts Mark Munoz to Sleep in Prelims Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Roan Carneiro stormed back into the Octagon at UFC 184 on Saturday night, putting Mark Munoz to sleep in the opening moments of their fight. read news >>

UFC 184 prelims results: Roan Carneiro chokes out Mark Munoz early

  • 27 days ago
  • 26 views

Roan Carneiro picked up his first UFC win in many moons by choking out Mark Munoz in their UFC 184 middleweight bout. Mark Munoz was advised to retire after a bad loss in his last fight. He ignored t read news >>

UFC 184 'Rousey vs Zingano' results recap for 'Prelims'

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the "City of Angels" for its first pay-per-view (PPV) event in more than five years when the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., plays host to a fem read news >>

UFC 184 prelims pull third-biggest rating of FOX Sports 1 era

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

Pay-per-view estimates for Saturday's UFC 184 aren't in yet, but thus far all signs for the show being a success have continued to come in.The prelims on FOX Sports 1 from 8-10 p.m. ET drew 1,205,000 read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: