UFC on Fox 11 gets lowest rating ever
Per MMA Torch:
Saturday's UFC on Fox 11 event may have been a solid night of fights for hardcore fans of the sport, but the broadcast drew the lowest viewership ever for a UFC on Fox event.
According to the overnight ratings report for Saturday's network TV schedule from TVByTheNumbers.com, the UFC's offering on Saturday night drew just a .8 rating in adults 18-49, and only 1.99 million viewers on average.
That number will rise slightly when the West coast and over-run figures are plugged in later this week, but it will still be the least viewed UFC broadcast on the network ever.
The .8 rating was down from the 1.1 posted in January by UFC on Fox 10, and in total viewers the UFC and Fox placed fourth out of the four major networks for their timeslot, even falling below a rerun of CBS' Mike and Molly.
Not surprising. I've been saying for the past six months how UFC has a broken model. It's really just getting to the point where it's hard to keep track and/or care about all the events. I think ratings and buys will continue to tread sideways or downwards, although people will still come out for the big cards/shows.