UFC Fight Night Argentina Prelims Earn Better Ratings Than Main Card on FS1
By: Tristen Critchfield Nov 20, 2018
In a rare occurrence, the
UFC Fight Night 140 preliminary card outdrew the main card this
past Saturday night on Fox Sports 1.
ShowBuzz Daily , the UFC Fight Night 140 prelims – which
featured four bouts from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET -- averaged
707,000 viewers on FS1, while the six-bout main card averaged
632,000. Prior to the UFC event, FS1 televised a college football
game between Michigan and Indiana, which could have resulted in a
larger audience at the beginning of the card. That game averaged
2.273 million viewers.
The prelims featured bout was a lightweight tilt pitting Michel
Prazeres against Bartosz
Fabinski. Prazeres earned his eighth consecutive UFC win with a
guillotine choke at the 1:02 mark of the first round.
Saturday’s ratings were a decline from the previous week, when the
UFC’s 25th anniversary event averaged 840,000 viewers on FS1 for a
card headlined by Yair
Rodriguez’s “Knockout of the Year” win over Chan Sung