UFC 230 Preliminary Viewership Numbers Are In • MMA News

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UFC 230 Preliminary Viewership Numbers Are In • MMA News

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The UFC 230 preliminary viewership numbers have been revealed.

The FS1 broadcast drew a median of 635,000 viewers (by way of MMAFighting.com). The height of the viewership occurred with 808,000 viewers in the course of the Jordan Rinaldi vs. Jason Knight featured preliminary bout, which noticed Rinaldi take house the unanimous choice, leading to 4 consecutive losses for Jason “The Kid” Knight. UFC 230 passed off contained in the historic Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

On the UFC 230 Submit-Struggle Press Convention, Dana White reported that the occasion turned within the highest gate of the 12 months outdoors of UFC 229. Nonetheless, that success might not switch into pay per view numbers, because the 635,000 determine makes the UFC 230 prelims the bottom rated FS1 pay per view prelims of the 12 months, with the common being clocked at 835,000.

The excellent news, nonetheless, is that the pay per view generated over 1 million Google searches, which is inside the vary of Cormier’s different pay per view appearances in 2018: his profitable gentle heavyweight title protection towards Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 and his victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC at UFC 226 in July, each of which pulled in roughly 375,000 buys. If UFC 230 matched that determine, it could be the second most bought pay per view of the 12 months behind the juggernaut that’s UFC 229, which is estimated to have accomplished roughly 2.four million buys.

One detriment to the prelims might have been the school soccer that was airing concurrently. Alabama vs. LSU particularly pulled in a staggering 11,543,000 viewership on CBS, which was the highest-rated sport of the season. In the meantime on ABC, Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech had three,135,000 viewers whereas Notre Dame vs. Northwestern had three,293,000 viewers.

In addition to the Rinaldi vs. Knight out bout, the prelims additionally showcased Sijura Eubanks defeating Roxanne Modafferi by way of unanimous choice, Sheymon Moraes defeating Julio Arce by way of cut up choice, and Lyman good knocking out veteran Ben Saunders within the very first spherical.

What are your ideas on the UFC 230 FS1 Prelims numbers?

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