The First UFC On FOX Ratings Are In
According to TVByTheNumbers.com and the approximate amount of viewers for UFC: Velasquez vs. dos Santos on Fox was 5.7 million viewers, for a 3.1 rating. This was the highest viewership ever for UFC, although the broadcast failed to break the record held by the Kimbo Slice-James Thompson fight which had over 6 million viewers on CBS in 2008.
During the same hour (9pm, eastern), a college football game between Oregon and Stanford (ABC) did 7.11 viewers and a rerun of NCIS on CBS did a 5.50 million.
In the 18-49 demographics, the UFC show had 2.4 million viewers, second only to the college football game for the night on network television in that demo.