2013 UFC and MMA Ratings Wrap-Up

Here are the top 50 most-watched live MMA cards of 2013, 30 from UFC and 20 from Bellator, with prelims and main cards separated out. Below that are full numbers for every UFC card not on Fuel/FS2 in chronological order. See here for all Fuel/FS2 main cards (not prelims) as well as numbers for every episode of The Ultimate Fighter.

Numbers for boxing are not consistently well-reported with enough specificity for my tastes, but this contains, to my knowledge, viewership for every boxing match of 2013 on HBO and Showtime with over a million viewers.

Viewership and household ratings for Fox Sports 1 cards from Son of the Bronx. Viewership and household ratings for Fox and some other cards from SportsBusiness Daily. Where 18-49 ratings appear, viewership and 18-49 ratings from The Futon Critic, with some from TVbytheNumbers. PPV buyrates from Wikipedia. Other numbers from various other sources. Click here to learn more about how to read the charts.

Vwr (mil) HH 18-49 Time Net

1

1

UFC on Fox 6: Flyweight Championship:
Demetrious Johnson © v. John Dodson

4.219

2.4

2.1

1/19 3:00 PM

FOX

2

2

UFC on Fox 7: Lightweight Champ.:
Henderson © v. Melendez

3.742

2.2

4/20 8:00 PM

FOX

3

3

UFC on Fox 9: Flyweight Championship:
Johnson © v. Benavidez II

2.836

1.7

1.2

12/14 8:00 PM

FOX

4

4

UFC on Fox 8: Flyweight Championship:
Demetrious Johnson © v. John Moraga

2.384

1.5

7/27 8:00 PM

FOX

5

5

UFC 156 Prelims

1.897

1.0

1.0

2/2 8:00 PM

FX

6

6

UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Bisping

1.857

1.1

1.0

1/19 9:00 PM

FX

7

7

UFC Fight Night: Shogun v. Sonnen

1.782

1.0

8/17 8:00 PM

FS1

8

8

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale:
Faber v. Jorgensen & Gastelum v. Hall

1.705

0.9

4/13 9:00 PM

FX

9

9

UFC 158 Prelims

1.579

0.5

0.9

3/16 8:00 PM

FX

10

10

UFC 168 Prelims

1.554

0.8

0.8

12/28 8:00 PM

FS1

11

11

UFC 159 Prelims

1.382

0.8

April 27

FX

12

12

UFC 162 Prelims

1.363

0.8

0.8

July 6

FX

13

13

UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Rockhold

1.329

0.7

5/18 9:00 PM

FX

14

14

UFC 160 Prelims

1.309

0.7

5/25 8:00 PM

FX

15

15

UFC 157 Prelims

1.267

0.7

February 23

FX

16

16

UFC on Fox 6 Prelims

1.2

January 26

FX

1

17

Bellator: Chandler-Alvarez II (part II)

1.18

0.5

11/2 10:15 PM

Spike

17

18

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale:
Diaz v. Maynard and finals

1.129

0.7

0.5

11/30 10:00 PM

FS1

2

19

Bellator: Chandler-Alvarez II (part I)

1.087

0.4

11/2 9:00 PM

Spike

18

20

UFC on Fox 7 Prelims

1.06

4/20 8:00 PM

FX

19

21

UFC 168: Middleweight Championship:
Chris Weidman © v. Anderson Silva 2

1.025

12/28 10:00 PM

PPV

20

22

UFC 163 Prelims

1.002

0.5

8/3 8:00 PM

FX

21

23

UFC 167 Prelims

0.998

0.5

11/16 8:00 PM

FS1

22

24

UFC 161 Prelims

0.968

0.4

June 15

FX

23

25

UFC 158: Welterweight Championship:
Georges St. Pierre © v. Nick Diaz

0.95

3/16 10:00 PM

PPV

24

26

The Ultimate Fighter Finale Prelims

0.938

0.5

0.4

11/30 8:15 PM

FS1

3

26

Bellator 85: Lightweight Championship
(Chandler © v. Hawn) and LHW Qtrs

0.938

0.4

1/17 10:00 PM

Spike

25

28

UFC on Fox 8 Prelims

0.904

0.6

7/27 5:00 PM

FX

4

29

Bellator 91: Light Hv’weight Champ.
(M’Pumbu © v. Vegh) and LTW Semis

0.901

0.4

2/28 10:00 PM

Spike

4

29

Bellator 95: Featherwt Championship
(Curran © v. Shamhalaev) and Finals

0.901

0.4

4/4 10:00 PM

Spike

26

31

UFC Fight Night Prelims

0.881

0.5

8/17 6:00 PM

FS1

27

32

UFC Fight Night: Condit v. Kampmann 2

0.824

0.5

0.4

8/28 8:00 PM

FS1

6

33

Bellator 86: Welterwt Championship
(Askren © v. Amoussou) and WW Qtrs

0.812

0.3

1/24 10:00 PM

Spike

28

34

UFC 164 Prelims

0.809

0.5

8/31 8:00 PM

FS1

7

35

Bellator 88: Middlewt Championship
(Shlemenko v. Falcao) and FW Qtrs

0.807

0.4

2/7 10:00 PM

Spike

8

36

Bellator 108: Heavywt Championship
(Volkov © v. Minatov) and FW Final

0.793

0.3

November 15

Spike

29

37

UFC Fight Night: Hunt v. Bigfoot

0.755

0.5

0.4

12/6 9:19 PM

FS1

9

38

Bellator 93: Season 7 Lightweight Final:
Jansen v. Held

0.748

0.3

March 21

Spike

10

39

Bellator 92: Featherweight and
Middleweight Semifinals

0.741

0.3

March 7

Spike

11

40

Bellator 90: Season 7 Featherwt Final
(Shamhalaev v. Martinez) and Semis

0.737

0.3

February 21

Spike

30

41

UFC 165 Prelims

0.722

0.4

9/21 8:00 PM

FS1

30

41

UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Henderson

0.722

0.5

0.4

11/9 8:00 PM

FS1

12

43

Bellator 89: Bantamwt Championship
(Dantas © v. Galvao) and MW Qtrs

0.719

0.3

February 14

Spike

13

44

Bellator 94: Light Heavyweight
and Lightweight Finals

0.713

0.3

March 28

Spike

14

45

Bellator 87: Lightweight Quarterfinals

0.705

0.3

January 31

Spike

15

46

Bellator 100: Season 8 Welterwt Final
(Lima v. Saunders) and Welterwt Qtrs

0.692

0.3

September 20

Spike

16

47

Bellator 109: Middlewt Championship
(Shlemenko © v. Marshall) and Finals

0.691

0.2

November 22

Spike

17

48

Bellator 107: Heavyweight,
Bantamweight, and Middlewt Finals

0.683

0.3

November 8

Spike

18

49

Bellator 97: Lightweight Championship
(Chandler © v. Rickels) and Sum. Finals

0.679

0.3

July 31

Spike

19

50

Bellator 102: Summer Bantamwt Final
(Silva v. Leone) and HW/MW Semis

0.675

0.3

October 4

Spike

20

51

Bellator 99: Featherweight Quarterfinals

0.66

0.2

September 13

Spike

Chronological list of UFC cards on PPV, Fox, FX, and Fox Sports 1

Vwr (mil) HH 18-49 Time Net
UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Bisping

1.857

1.1

1.0

1/19 9:00 PM

FX
UFC on Fox 6:
Johnson v. Dodson
Prelims

1.2

January 26

FX
Main Card

4.219

2.4

2.1

FOX
UFC 156: Aldo v. Edgar Prelims

1.897

1.0

1.0

2/2 8:00 PM

FX
Main Card

0.33

2/2 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC 157:
Rousey v. Carmouche
Prelims

1.267

0.7

February 23

FX
Main Card

0.45

PPV
UFC 158: St. Pierre v. Diaz Prelims

1.579

0.5

0.9

3/16 8:00 PM

FX
Main Card

0.95

3/16 10:00 PM

PPV
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale:
Faber v. Jorgensen & Gastelum v. Hall

1.705

0.9

4/13 9:00 PM

FX
UFC on Fox 7:
Henderson v. Melendez
Prelims

1.06

4/20 8:00 PM

FX
Main Card

3.742

2.2

4/20 8:00 PM

FOX
UFC 159: Jones v. Sonnen Prelims

1.382

0.8

April 27

FX
Main Card

0.55

PPV
UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Rockhold

1.329

0.7

5/18 9:00 PM

FX
UFC 160:
Velasquez v. Bigfoot 2
Prelims

1.309

0.7

5/25 8:00 PM

FX
Main Card

0.38

5/25 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC 161: Evans v. Henderson Prelims

0.968

0.4

June 15

FX
Main Card

0.14

PPV
UFC 162: Silva v. Weidman Prelims

1.363

0.8

0.8

July 6

FX
Main Card

0.55

PPV
UFC on Fox 8:
Johnson v. Moraga
Prelims

0.904

0.6

7/27 5:00 PM

FX
Main Card

2.384

1.5

7/27 8:00 PM

FOX
UFC 163:
Aldo v. Korean Zombie
Prelims

1.002

0.5

8/3 8:00 PM

FX
Main Card

0.17

8/3 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC Fight Night:
Shogun v. Sonnen
Prelims

0.881

0.5

8/17 6:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

1.782

1.0

8/17 8:00 PM

FS1
UFC Fight Night: Condit v. Kampmann 2

0.824

0.5

0.4

8/28 8:00 PM

FS1
UFC 164: Henderson v. Pettis Prelims

0.809

0.5

8/31 8:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.27

8/31 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC Fight Night:
Teixeira v. Bader
Prelims

0.277

0.2

9/4 5:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.539

0.4

9/4 7:00 PM

FS1
UFC 165: Jones v. Gustafsson Prelims

0.722

0.4

9/21 8:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.31

9/21 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC Fight Night:
Maia v. Shields
Prelims

0.22

0.1

10/9 5:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.638

0.4

0.3

10/9 7:00 PM

FS1
UFC 166:
Velasquez v. Dos Santos 3
Prelims

0.628

0.4

0.3

10/19 8:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.33

10/19 10:00 PM

PPV
UFC: Fight for the Troops Prelims

0.25

0.2

11/6 5:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.641

0.4

0.3

11/6 7:00 PM

FS1
UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Henderson

0.722

0.5

0.4

11/9 8:00 PM

FS1
UFC 167:
St. Pierre v. Hendricks
Prelims

0.998

0.5

11/16 8:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

0.63

11/16 10:00 PM

PPV
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Prelims

0.938

0.5

0.4

11/30 8:15 PM

FS1
Main Card

1.129

0.7

0.5

11/30 10:00 PM

FS1
UFC Fight Night: Hunt v. Bigfoot

0.755

0.5

0.4

12/6 9:19 PM

FS1
UFC on Fox 9:
Johnson v. Benavidez II
Prelims

0.613

0.4

12/14 5:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

2.836

1.7

1.2

12/14 8:00 PM

FOX
UFC 168: Weidman v. Silva 2 Prelims

1.554

0.8

0.8

12/28 8:00 PM

FS1
Main Card

1.025

12/28 10:00 PM

PPV

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