Originally Posted by Action
ESPN2 boxing viewers are usually just a couple of hundred thousand
UFC 75 makes history!
4.7 Million Viewers Tune In To See First Ever UFC Title Bout On Spike TV
The first ever UFC title fight on Spike TV drew a staggering 4.7 million viewers on Saturday, September 8, making it the most watched UFC event ever and the most watched MMA event ever in North America. The “UFC 75” telecast emanating from the O2 Arena in London, England peaked at 5.6 million for the bout between UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and PRIDE champ Dan Henderson. The fight card drew more Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 than anything else on television, broadcast or cable on September 8, including heavy sports competition from college football on ABC and ESPN, NASCAR on ABC, and the U.S. Open Women’s Final on CBS. “We're very proud to have added to the rich history of sports in London with this watershed mixed martial arts event,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Not only did UFC 75 showcase the bout that unified the 205 lb Pride and UFC titles, it did so in front of a record breaking crowd at the O2 Arena in London, and in front of the largest U.S. audience to ever tune in to an MMA card during its Spike TV telecast.”
Audley Harrison vs. Danny Williams got 8 million viewers in the uk which is a massive audience per population of the UK compared to the UFC audience in the massive population of america! And who the hell wanted to see Audley Harrison fight!!!!! But UFC with all its hype gets a whopping 4.7 million whoopee