UFC 164 Poster Henderson vs Pettis-478x270The UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 preliminary bout telecast on Fox Sports 1 attracted an audience of 809,000 viewers. That is the lowest TV ratings number that a UFC prelims broadcast in support of a pay-per-view event has drawn since moving to the Fox family of networks.

The previous low point was the first UFC Prelims broadcast on FX in support of UFC 142 in January of 2012. Like the UFC 142 Prelims on FX, the UFC 164 Prelims on Fox Sports 1 was the first event broadcast in support of a pay-per-view event.

A significant difference, however, is that Fox Sports 1 is a new network that launched just two weeks prior to UFC 164. FX was already a long established network.

The two-hour UFC 164 Prelims broadcast featured four fights, and was headlined by a lightweight bout between Gleison Tibau and Jamie Varner.

The UFC had already promoted two live Fight Night events on FS1 prior to the UFC 164 prelims. UFC Fight Night 26, featuring Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Chael Sonnen in the main event, drew 1.78 million viewers to the network. UFC Fight Night 27, featuring a Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann rematch, attracted 824,000 viewers.

The UFC returns to FS1 on Wednesday night with UFC Fight Night 28 from Brazil. The main event features light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader squaring off.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

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

Related News

Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

WSOF 20 Live Prelims Stream, Friday at 7 p.m ET

  • 16 days ago
  • 41 views

Watch the World Series of Fighting 20 preliminary bouts stream live worldwide on MMAWeekly.com, Friday, April 9, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. read news >>

UFC on Fox 15 Results: 3 Stars from the Prelims

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC on Fox 15 featured a wealth of talent, young and old, on the preliminary card. From rising stars to battle-tested veterans to fan favorites, there was a lot to be excited for, and thankfully, the read news >>

UFC 186: Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman Should Be Moved from Prelims to PPV

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

After starting 2015 on a strong note, the UFC is going through some major damage control in an attempt to salvage UFC 186 in Montreal. However, if the organization really wanted to save this card, it read news >>

Bellator wins preliminary injunction, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson off UFC 186 fight card

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

The mixed martial arts future of Quinton Jackson continues to be uncertain as Bellator MMA won their preliminary injunction against 'Rampage' in the Burlington County Superior Court of New Jersey on read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt 1

  • 20 days ago
  • 22 views

More fights are coming to Fight Pass only this weekend (Sat., April 11, 2015) when UFC Fight Night 64: “Gonzaga vs. CroCop 2” kicks off from Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stu read news >>

UFC Fight Night Mendes vs. Lamas preliminary card result recap: Yakovlev out wrestles Maynard, Carmouche bests Murphy

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

Bloody Elbow recaps the preliminary fights from UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas on Saturday afternoon in Fairfax, Virginia. Here, we look at the preliminary card bouts, including a fight between fo read news >>

Updated Bellator 136: 'Brooks vs. Jansen' card for April 10 in California

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

A few new preliminary bouts have been added to the Bellator MMA "Brooks vs. Jansen" card scheduled for April 10th at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. As the anticipation grows for the li read news >>

UFC Fairfax preliminary card results - Maynard loses again, Carmouche wins dull decision

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Check out the results from the UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas preliminary card in Fairfax, Virginia. MMA fans in North America got to wake up to some rare morning/early afternoon UFC action in Fai read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: