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:
The all-time UFC on FX preliminary-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
- 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