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Ratings Report: UFC 199 Prelims on FS1 averages 798k, peaks at 989k viewers

UFC 199 took place this past weekend at the The Forum in Inglewood, California and the televised preliminary card on FS1 featured Brian Ortega scoring a stoppage victory in the third round against Clay Guida.

According to Nielson sources, the two hour televised preliminary card on FS1 averaged 798,000 viewers and the peak of the broadcast came in the 9:45-10 p.m. ET quarter hour with 989,000 viewers.

The viewership for the pay-per-view preliminary card was up 7 percent over the 2015 second quarter average of pay-per-view preliminary cards on FS1 (744,000 viewers) and is up 10 percent over last June’s UFC pay-per-view preliminary card on FX (727,000 viewers).

Following the pay-per-view event that saw Michael Bisping win the UFC middleweight title, the post fight show on FS1 drew 218,000 viewers. This is a gain of 73 percent on viewership (218,000 vs. 126,000) and 30 percent among the Adult 18-49 demographic (126,000 vs. 97,000) compared to the average of pay-per-view post fight shows in second quarter of 2015.

The UFC will return to FS1 next weekend for UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson and the main card on Saturday, June 18 will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.