UFC on Fox 5 Averages 3.4 Million Viewers, Tops Promotion’s Last Two Broadcasts on Network
UFC on Fox 5
averaged 3.4 million viewers on Saturday night, a
slight increase from the promotion’s previous two efforts on the
According to TVByTheNumbers.com, the
overnight ratings for the broadcast earned Fox the top spot among
adults in the 18-to-49 demographic, beating out “48 Hours” on CBS,
“The Borrowers” on ABC and “The American Giving Awards” on NBC. The
final numbers could change, however, and official ratings are
expected to be released later this week.
Saturday’s event improved upon ratings from May’s UFC on Fox 3 and
August’s UFC on Fox 4 broadcasts, both of which averaged 2.4
million viewers. UFC on Fox 5 took place at the Key Arena in
Seattle and saw Benson
Henderson retain his lightweight title with a five-round
verdict over Nate Diaz in
the evening’s main event. The card also included marquee bouts at
MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn) and
light heavyweight (Alexander
Gustafsson vs. Mauricio
UFC on Fox 1, which featured a heavyweight championship bout
between Junior dos
Santos and Cain
Velasquez, remains the promotion’s highest-rated effort on the
network, drawing an audience of 5.7 million to Fox in November
2011. UFC on Fox 2 took place in January and averaged 4.7 million
viewers for a card that showcased a light heavyweight main event
Evans and Phil Davis as
well as a pivotal middleweight clash between Chael Sonnen
The UFC returns to Fox on Jan. 26 with a flyweight title conflict
between reigning champion Demetrious and “The Ultimate Fighter”
Season 14 winner John Dodson
at the United Center in Chicago. The card also includes a 155-pound
showdown between Donald
Cerrone and Anthony
Pettis and a light heavyweight duel between Glover
Teixeira and Quinton
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