Ratings Report: UFC 216 prelims peaked at 756k viewers during Cody Stamann vs. Tom Duquesnoy

UFC 216 took place on Saturday, October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and the main card on pay-per-view was headlined by Tony Ferguson claiming the interim lightweight title with a submission win against Kevin Lee.

Prior to the main card on pay-per-view, the televised preliminary card aired on FX and featured a bantamweight bout as Cody Stamann improved to 16-1 in his career with a split decision win against Tom Duquesnoy.

When it comes to the television ratings for the preliminary card, the two-hour portion of the event averaged 653,000 viewers and peaked at 756,000 viewers during the Stamann vs. Duquesnoy matchup (9:45-10:00 p.m. ET). The viewership was down 4 percent from the PPV prelims on FS1 the same weekend in 2016 (678,000) and on FSGO, the telecast had an average minute audience of 4,955.

The UFC will return to FOX Sports on Saturday, October 28 for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson and the six fight main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on FS1.