UFC on FOX 25 took place this past Saturday evening from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York and was headlined by former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman snapping a three fight losing streak with a submission victory over Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum.
The final television viewership numbers for the fight card came in earlier today as the two-hour preliminary card (6-8p ET) drew 1,137,000 viewers and the two and half hour main card (8-10:30p ET) came in with 2,046,000. It should be noted that when the preliminary viewership was released on Sunday by Nielson (1.637 million viewers), that number did not include the viewership for the fight card between 10-10:30p ET.
The peak viewership of the broadcast came during the main event between Weidman and Gastelum (10-10:30p ET) with 2,714,000 viewers and the viewership from the main card made FOX the #1 network in all of television among Adults 18-49 from 8-10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night. In comparison to the previous UFC on FOX card in April, the ratings from Saturday’s main card were up 3 percent (2,046,000 vs. 1,996,000) and the preliminary card ratings were also up slightly (1,137,000 vs. 1,105,000).
The UFC will return to FOX Sports this weekend for coverage of UFC 214 as the television prelims will be aired on FXX (8p ET/5p PT) and will feature a featherweight bout between former UFC title challenger Ricardo Lamas and Jason Knight.