10-09-2012, 02:54 PM
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UFC on FX 5 ratings are in
This past weekend's UFC on FX 5 event drew below-average ratings for both the FX-televised main card and the FUEL TV-televised preliminary card.
The Oct. 5 event took place on a rare Friday at Minneapolis' Target Center.
The main card averaged 1.1 million viewers while prelims averaged just 44,000, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with industry sources.
In UFC on FX 5's main event, Antonio Silva knocked out fellow heavyweight contender Travis Browne, and in the co-headliner, Jake Ellenberger edged fellow welterweight Jay Hieron via unanimous decision. The prelims, which kicked off early at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT local time) included notables such as Michael Johnson, Mike Pierce, Jacob Volkmann and Diego Nunes.
Prior to this past weekend's event, the four UFC on FX 4 broadcasts averaged 1.3 million viewers. Additionally, the FUEL TV-televised prelims averaged 127,000 viewers. (UFC on FX 3's prelims previously held the low-water mark with 84,000 viewers.)
The all-time UFC on FX main-card ratings include:
- UFC on FX 2 ratings: 1.4 million viewers
- UFC on FX 4 ratings: 1.3 million
- UFC on FX 1 ratings: 1.3 million
- UFC on FX 3 ratings: 1.1 million
- UFC on FX 5 ratings: 1.1 million
The all-time UFC on FX preliminary-card ratings include:
- UFC on FX 4 ratings: 160,000 viewers
- UFC on FX 2 ratings: 113,000
- UFC on FX 1 ratings: 148,000
- UFC on FX 3 ratings: 84,000
- UFC on FX 5 ratings: 44,000