The ratings are in for UFC Fight Night: Shogun Vs Sonnen, and the event was nothing short of a home run for the UFC. The fights themselves were exciting, and the ratings that have come back have been nothing short of stellar. For a network that wasn’t even available to the public until Saturday morning, the event averaged 1.71 million viewers from 8:00-11:00 PM, and the news only gets better from there.
Last night’s UFC on FS1 drew an avg. audience of 1.71 mil viewers in the 8-11 pm slot. 1.33 HH rating beat all 4 major nets in key demos.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 18, 2013
In the main event, UFC Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen defeated former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Shogun Rua via submission at the end of the first round. You can find our full coverage of the event right here.