Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night from Auckland, New Zealand, headlined by Mark Hunt’s fourth-round stoppage of Derrick Lewis, averaged 923,000 viewers. The number was strong enough for FS 1 to place first among cable sports networks in prime time in both total viewers and in the 18-49 demo. It was the second most-watched sports event on U.S. television in prime time that night, trailing a major league baseball game on FOX that did 2,311,000 viewers. The Hunt vs. Lewis main event peaked at 1,087,000 viewers. The number is slightly down from normal for 2017. Prime-time Fight Night shows so far this year on FS 1 are averaging 962,000 viewers. The show had a main event of interest, with two ranked heavyweights with knockout power. But from a television standpoint, it lacked… Next »
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