UFC 202 took place this past weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the televised preliminary card on FS1 featured Cody Garbrandt making his case for a bantamweight title shot with a knockout victory against Takeya Mizugaki.
According to FOX Sports press release, the televised preliminary card averaged 1.3 million viewers and peaked at 1.507 million viewers in the 9:15-9:30 p.m ET quarter hour. The average viewership of 1.3 million viewers is nearly identical to last year’s August pay-per-view (UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia, 1.322 million).
Other notes from the press release issued by Fox Sports:
- In the key Adult 18-49 demographic, FS1 UFC 202 prelims were up 7 percent compared to last August’s FS1 prelim card for UFC 190:Rousey vs. Correia (816,000 vs. 762,000).
- FS1 was the No. 1 ad-supported cable network among Adult 18-49 demographic from 8-10 p.m. ET on Saturday.
- The FS1 UFC 202 Pre-Fight Show posted 523,000 viewers, making it the seventh most-watched PPV pre-fight show on the network to date.
- The FS1 UFC 202 Post-Fight Show delivered 320,000 viewers, which made it the sixth most-watched PPV post-fight show on the network.
The UFC will return to FOX Sports this weekend for UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit on Saturday as the main card will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX.