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    poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  2brutal on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:10 pm

    wtf thats not good only 4.5 million

    kimbo did about 2 million more

    any thoughts
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    Re: poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:23 pm

    Another misleading thread Mr Brutal.

    The Kimbo figures you've mentioned were the PEAK numbers.





    From mmajunkie

    The very-early ratings are in for Saturday's UFC on FOX event, and the one-hour special drew an estimated 4.64 million viewers, according to tvbythenumbers.com.

    More complete and accurate ratings information will be available on Monday.

    But based on initial estimates, the UFC on FOX broadcast (and Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos title fight) scored similar ratings as "EliteXC: Primetime," a 2008 CBS-televised event with a Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. James Thompson headliner that scored 4.3 million viewers and a peak of 6.5 million.

    The peak number for the UFC on FOX title fight, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., isn't immediately available.

    According to the estimates, the FOX broadcast ranked third in its timeslot among the major networks. ABC's airing of college football (7.21 million viewers) and CBS' "NCIS" episode (5.5 million) both scored better. Additionally, FOX's preceding program, an episode of "Cops," scored 4.81 million viewers.

    Again, though, more accurate Nielsen numbers won't be available until tomorrow. (EliteXC's estimated numbers, for example, rose once the official numbers came in.)

    The Velasquez vs. Dos Santos fight lasted a mere 64 seconds. Dos Santos connected with an overhand right and forced a TKO stoppage with follow-up punches to take the belt from Velasquez.

    In the lead-up to Saturday's event, which was a "teaser" of a seven-year deal that officially kicks off in 2012, UFC and FOX officials refused to predict ratings for the show.

    A "UFC Primetime" special that aired on Oct. 30 (at various times depending on the market) averaged two million viewers.

    If the numbers don't rise drastically, UFC on FOX probably won't be the highest-rated fight in UFC history. Spike TV actually set that record in 2009 when episode No. 3 of "The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights" (which featured a pre-taped fight between "Kimbo" and Roy Nelson) drew 5.3 million viewers and a peak of 6.1 million. The previous high was set in 2007 when 5.9 million viewers tuned in for Spike TV's Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Dan Henderson UFC 75 main-event bout.
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    Re: poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  Sheldan on Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:04 pm

    The_Axe_Emperor wrote:Another misleading thread Mr Brutal.

    The Kimbo figures you've mentioned were the PEAK numbers.

    He's had a very off day today, I think Cain losing has damaged him.
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:18 pm

    It turns out the UFC did more than the 4.6 million projected earlier:

    "The hour-long UFC on FOX premiere scored a 3.1/5 household rating/share, with 5.7 million viewers making it the most-watched UFC event ever and the most-watched professional fight of any kind on any network since 2003 when 7.0 million tuned in to watch Lewis-Klitschko on HBO."

    - FOX statement
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    Re: poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  redmeanie77 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:53 am

















    5.7 million for a 64 second fight is amazing, they could have easily got 10 million if they had Bendo-Guida on main card, instead of all the talking and buildup to this fight.



    Fights like Bendo-Guida, Cerrone-Diaz, Leonard Garcia-Anyone, is what gets the fans going and get the viewers piling in during the fight itself. Its also perfect for the new fans who have never MMA before. 64 seconds was just not enough at all to capture the imagination of any new fans or enough to get ratings up as high as possible.


    Hopefully they will Iron out all the mistakes from the first show for the next event on fox.
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    Post  Sheldan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:05 am

    You have to remember that this was just a bonus show for Fox, the deal doesn't even start until next year. I'm pretty sure that the Fox cards next year will probably have 4 fights on them, I doubt we'll be seeing the pre/post fight talk in the same way we saw it on Saturday.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:30 am

    They should have put Brock on the card. Brock alone would have drawn 10million. The public didn't know who Cain or JDS were so they didn't care enough. Everyone knows who Brock is, and regardless of Dana's BS about GSP, Brock is BY FAR the UFC's biggest PPV draw. They should have used his appeal on this card.
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    Post  Sheldan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:03 am

    Anfields5thKing wrote:They should have put Brock on the card. Brock alone would have drawn 10million. The public didn't know who Cain or JDS were so they didn't care enough. Everyone knows who Brock is, and regardless of Dana's BS about GSP, Brock is BY FAR the UFC's biggest PPV draw. They should have used his appeal on this card.

    Brock wouldn't have been fit enough for the card, I don't even think he is fit enough for December, I think UFC have rushed him back to try and rescue what has been a terrible year for them in terms of PPV buys.

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    Re: poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  2brutal on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:04 am

    spot on sheldan
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    Re: poor ratings for cain v jds less than kimbo slice james thompson

    Post  KJGould on Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:43 pm

    The fight peaked at over 8 million viewers. It handily beat the Kimbo fight on CBS.

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