For the of 2019, the UFC’s broadcast deal with ESPN is off to a great start.

Saturday nighttime ’s preliminary card, which aired from 8 pm to 10 p.m. on ESPN averaged 1.339 million spectators on the 2 hour broadcast. The UFC broadcast landed third complete altogether evaluations for Saturday night behind the Duke vs. Virginia college baseball game which also aired on ESPN and Live PD, which broadcasts on A&E.

According to ESPN, the UFC 2 3 4 prelims connected in history with different shows since the second most watched card that was preliminary.

To put those evaluations in to context, UFC 2 3 4 averaged 1.339 million viewers on the 2 hour broadcast — UFC 232, which featured just two title conflicts and also a much more visible card averaged 1.15 million viewers on fs-1.

Actually UFC 229, which wound up as the most significant payperview card in UFC history, came in with 1.3 million viewers typically on the two-hour broadcast.

That adds up into a huge win for what was largely considered a lackluster pay-per-view and card with no significant titles to sell fans to tune in the broadcast for the UFC.

While UFC 231’d 776,000 viewers on average during its 37, the evaluations for UFC 2 3 4 were much higher than a number of other such as UFC 230, which had 635,000 viewers on average.

If UFC 221 did 667,000 viewers for the prelims the UFC 2 3 4 prelims also skyrocketed up from the prior pay-per-view in February 2018.

UFC 2 3 4 wound up in social evaluations as the evaluation sports program week based on information offered by the Nielsen ratings platform.

The UFC 2 3 4 preliminary broadcast wound up as No. 8 for the whole week, which is actually a massive achievement since no previous pay-per-view preliminary card’d cracked the top 10 for weekly in sport since Nielsen started measuring social evaluations across Twitter and face book.

The key measure for ratings will soon be this weekend if its marquee card is aired by the UFC on ESPN with a Sunday night show featuring winner Cain Velasquez against Francis Ngannou in the event.

The UFC 235 prelims on March 2 needs to also provide a great deal more info on the subject of the strength of ESPN using this highprofile card featuring an initial slate which comes with a featherweight showdown between Jeremy Stephens and highly touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov as well as Mickey Gall carrying on ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season inch winner Diego Sanchez.