Ratings Report: UFC 194 Prelims on FS1 draws 1,931,000 viewers, most watched PPV prelim in FS1 history

The UFC 194 Preliminary Card on FS1 took place this past Saturday night in Las Vegas and featured Urijah Faber making his case for a title shot with a decision win against Frankie Saenz.UFC 194

According to Nielsen sources, the UFC 194 preliminary card averaged 1,931,000 viewers and this is the most watched UFC PPV preliminary card since the promotion came to FS1.

When it came to the peak viewership of the broadcast, it came during the feature bout between Faber and Saenz with 2,380,000 viewers.

Prior to the televised preliminary card, the pre-fight show (7:02-8:00 p.m. ET) on FS1 averaged 556,000 viewers and following the pay-per-view, the post-fight show aired on FS1 (1:12-2:30a ET) with 344,000 viewers.

When it came to the sports competition on Saturday night, the night was won by the Heisman Trophy presentation on ESPN with 3,062,000 viewers and the PBC Boxing card on NBC drew 1,817,000 viewers.

Below is the UFC pay-per-view preliminary card numbers in 2015.

UFC 182: 1,004,000
UFC 183: 1,546,000
UFC 184: 1,205,000
UFC 185: 1,003,000
UFC 186: 710,000
UFC 187: 780,000
UFC 188: 727,000
UFC 189: 847,000
UFC 190: 1,322,000
UFC 191: 663,000
UFC 192: 749,000
UFC 193: 1,394,000
UFC 194: 1,931,000