UFC 229 Prelims Hit Lowest On FS1 Since 2017
While Dana White claims UFC 230 was one of the highest earning events of the year for the UFC, the preliminary broadcast on FS1 would be the lowest for the organization since 2017.
Per MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, the card that aired on November 3rd on Fox Sports 1 would average 635,000 viewers, the lowest number for a prelim card on the network since UFC 215 in September, 2017,
The prelim card, headlined by Jordan Rinaldi’s win over Jason Knight by decision, would do 12,017 viewers streaming for an average minute, with the main event netting 808,000 viewers.
In a weekend featuring Alabama playing rival LSU on CBS for the most watched NCAA football game of the year (11,543,000 viewers) as well as ABC featuring Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech (3,135,000) and ESPN featuring Notre Dame and Northwestern (3,293,000), it was a rough night for the UFC battling against college sports.
Initial Report: MMA Fighting