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Ratings Report: UFC Fight Night 85 draws 1.149 million viewers, peaked at 1.294 million

UFC Fight Night 85 took place this Sunday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia and was headlined by Mark Hunt defeating Frank Mir by knockout in the opening round.

According to FS1, the main card broadcast on FS1 had an average live audience of 1,149,000 viewers and the peak viewership for the event was 1,294,000 viewers (12:15 – 12:30 a.m. ET). Also, this is the ninth most-watched UFC Fight Night event since the launch of FS1 and the fight card is the fourth most-watched simulcast on Fox Sport To Go to date.

Below is other notes on the ratings per FOX Sports:

FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT VS. MIR posted gains of +86% on viewership (1,149,000 vs. 617,000) and +63% among Adults 18-49 (595,000 vs. 364,000) versus the same Saturday last year (FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA VS. LAFLARE).

The FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW (7:30 – 8:00 PM ET) had 323,000 viewers, making it the net’s fourth most-watched UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW to date.

The FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET) delivered 766,000 viewers, more than double the prelim card from the same weekend in 2014 on FS1 (369,000). Last March’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS aired on FS2 and delivered 280,000 viewers.

The FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW posted gains of +55% on viewership (386,000 vs. 249,000) compared to the post-FIGHT NIGHT edition of FOX SPORTS LIVE that aired on the corresponding Saturday last March.

FS1’s UFC programming has been strong in the first quarter of 2016. The four FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHTs averaged 1,424,000 viewers, up +13% on viewership from the same period in 2015 (1,261,000) and up +45% compared to the first quarter of 2014 (984,000).

The ratings history for UFC Fight Night main cards on FS1 in 2016 is below.

UFC Fight Night 81: 2,228,000
UFC Fight Night 82: 1,317,000
UFC Fight Night 83: 983,000
UFC Fight Night 85: 1,149,000