While it was a quiet night on tv with no other major sporting events, the UFC 235 prelims ended with an average of 1.48 million viewers on the two hour broadcast.
Even the UFC 235 ratings also defeat the preceding pay per view evaluations on ESPN with UFC 2 3 4 earning 1.339 million viewers, which has been helped by a enormous college basketball game between Duke and Virginia leading within that card.
These numbers are also higher compared to UFC 232 pay per view prelims on fs-1 that spanned 1.15 million viewers on two hours. That has been a enormous pay per view offering for the UFC that night in the finished card aired on FOX before the movement up to ESPN in 20-19.
During the first two cards of this year, ESPN has seen an increase. The card last Saturday night had any star power on the home card and the prelims, which revealed against the evaluations on Saturday night.
UFC 235 blew away the competition on evaluations dependent on information gathered by the Nielsen Ratings System which looks at engagement for tv shows and events throughout their initial broadcast across Insta-gram, face book and Twitter.
The next will roll out on April 13 if Max Holloway confronts Dustin Poirier to summit an interim champion while Kelvin Gastelum matches Israel Adesnaya from the co-main affair with the winner taking home the championship.