per Dana's media scrum... Road to the Octogan pulled 2 million viewers on Fox. That's almost as many viewers who watched the last Fox Fight Night (Shogun/Vera).
This fight is gonna pull 4.5 million plus and with the demo's the UFC pulls it's gonna get very impressive ratings.
It will be interesting to see where it falls. I'd say it will fall between FOX 2 and FOX 3 numbers.
UFC on FOX 1: 5.7 million average
UFC on FOX 2: 4.6 million average
UFC on FOX 3: 2.418 million average
UFC on FOX 4: 2.436 million average
I think it will be around UFC on fox 2 numbers or more... if they can routinely pull those numbers on fox with their typical demo breakdowns it will be hard not to increase those shows and reduce ppv's.
essentially every ppv that pulls around 300k buys needs to be on fox and the only way to do that is with routinely pulling UFC on fox 2 numbers.
I would be dissapointed if this show pulls less than a 4.5m average especially with it being nfl season. This will typically be the highest rated show of the year, january fox show being second, april in 3rd and july will likely be the worst because fox would have no programming to piggyback off of.