While ratings were predictably down for
UFC on Fox 8, the event still ranked No. 1 among the 18-49
year-old demographic on Saturday night.
According overnight figures from
TVBytheNumbers.com , UFC on Fox 8 averaged 2.04 million viewers
while garnering a 0.9 rating, a 40 percent drop from the
promotion’s last offering on the network on April 20 and the lowest
rating for a UFC on Fox card overall. The previous low came at UFC
on Fox 3, which averaged 2.4 million viewers and garnered a 1.6
rating. The final figures could change once official ratings are
UFC on Fox 1 remains the highest rated event to air on the network,
attracting 5.7 million viewers for a heavyweight title bout between
Santos and Cain
Velasquez in November 2011.
UFC on Fox 8 took place at KeyArena in Seattle and was headlined by
a flyweight title tilt between Demetrious
Johnson and John Moraga.
Johnson retained his belt by submitting Moraga with an armbar in
the fifth round. The card also saw Rory
MacDonald earn a unanimous verdict over Jake
Ellenberger in the welterweight co-main event.