UFC 211 took place this past Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and the main card on pay-per-view was headlined by Stipe Miocic retaining the UFC heavyweight title with a TKO victory against former champion Junior dos Santos.
Prior to the main card on pay-per-view, the televised preliminary card aired on FX and featured a lightweight bout between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. The bout between Alvarez and Poirier was declared a no-contest by referee Herb Dean after Alvarez landed a pair of illegal strikes that Dean determined to be unintentional.
When it comes to the television ratings for the preliminary card, the two-hour portion of the event averaged 1,148,000 viewers and peaked at 1360,000 viewers during the Alvarez vs. Poirier matchup (9:45-10:00 p.m. ET).
In other rating notes for UFC 211:
The viewership for the UFC 211 prelims on FX was up 46 percent over last May’s pay-per-view prelims on FS1 (786,000).
In the Adult 18-49 demographic, the viewership for UFC 211 was up 61 percent (643,000 vs. 399,000) from last May’s UFC pay-per-view.
The UFC 211 prelim were also up over FX’s 8-10 p.m. time period average on the same Saturday last May on both viewership (+14 percent vs. 1,003,000) and Adult 18-49 demographic (+85 percent vs. 347,000).
The UFC 211 Pre-Fight Show on FX drew 522,000 viewers and this ranks as the 10th most-watched Pre-Fight Show snce FOX Sports acquired the UFC television rights.
The UFC 211 Post Fight Show on FS1 had 329,000 viewers.
The UFC will return to FOX Sports on Sunday, May 28 for UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira and the six fight main card will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on FS1.