As if we needed more proof that UFC and MMA in general are growing, we have gotten yet another indicator of such. UFC on Fox 17 amassed a total of 2.28 million viewers in overnight ratings. This is according to TV by the Numbers.
In terms of adults 18 to 49, they scored a .9 rating and 3 share, putting them second overall on the night in their time slot. The Democratic national debate on ABC won the night across the board, both in terms of total viewers as well as in key demographics.
The overnight ratings for UFC on FOX 17 are both in line with the previous UFC on FOX event (2.29 million viewers) as well as previous UFC on FOX events in December (UFC on FOX 13 earned 2.27 million viewers).
So essentially, the UFC is hitting its benchmark and is bringing back people who watched previous (comparable) events.