“UFC on FUEL TV 5″ draws poor numbers
The live broadcast of “UFC on FUEL TV 5” averaged just 111,000 viewers last Saturday night.
The event took place in Nottingham, England. Six fights broadcast live, including Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic and Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah, which served as the main and co-main events, respectively.
The ratings were the worst for the “UFC on FUEL TV” series, falling over 60,000 short of the second poorest-rated event, “UFC on FUEL TV 3.”
In fact, the replay of “UFC on FUEL TV 5″ drew more viewers than the live broadcast, averaging 140,000 viewers. The replay also grabbed a household rating of .29, which was better than the .25 household rating of Saturday night’s airing of the main card.
Combined, the replay and live broadcast drew 250,000 viewers, just 33,000 more than “UFC on FUEL TV 1’s” live broadcast alone.
MMAjunkie.com reported the numbers from industry sources.