Ratings Report: UFC Fight Night 70 main card on Fox Sports 1 draws 909,000 viewers

UFC Fight Night 70 took place on Saturday in Hollywood, Florida and was headlined by Yoel Romero scoring the biggest victory of his career as he defeated former UFC champion Lyoto Machida by knockout in the third round.

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According to Nielson sources, the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1 had an average live audience of 909,000 viewers and the show peaked at 1,018,000 viewers in the 12:30-12:45 a.m. ET quarter hour.

The UFC fight card was the number two sports program on cable on Saturday, with the number one program being a World Cup quarterfinal game on Fox Sports 1. That broadcast started at 7:07 p.m. ET and averaged 1.354 million viewers.

Below is the average viewership for UFC Fight Night cards in 2015.

UFC Fight Night 59: 2.75 Million (Prelims – 908k)
UFC Fight Night 60: 913k (Prelims – 775k)
UFC Fight Night 61: 1.2 Million (Prelims – 813k)
UFC Fight Night 62: 617k (Prelims – 280k) *
UFC Fight Night 63: 389k (Prelims – 304k)
UFC Fight Night 66: 575k (Prelims – 246k)
UFC Fight Night 67: 813k (Prelims – 713k)
UFC Fight Night 68: 950k (Prelims – 782k)
UFC Fight Night 70: 909k (Prelims – 223k, 966k) **

* – Prelims aired on Fox Sports 2.
** – Prelims started on Fox Sports 2 (223k) and final 25 minutes of broadcast was shown on Fox Sports 1 (966k).