UFC 254 preliminary returns return the lowest pay-per-view ratings in 2020

UFC 254 preliminary returns return the lowest pay-per-view ratings in 2020
UFC 254 preliminary returns return the lowest pay-per-view ratings in 2020

UFC 254 may be considered one of the biggest pay-per-view cards of the year, but its preliminary broadcast on ESPN2 actually had the lowest ratings of the year for the action.

According to the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC 254 preliminary rounds on ESPN2 averaged 343,000 viewers on the two-hour broadcast from 12 p.m. ET. The card received a rating of 0.14 in the coveted 18-49 year old population, making the UFC 254 Preliminary Round # 44 for Saturday’s cable programming overall.

The pay-per-view card was spearheaded by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last fight when he defeated Justin Gaethje in the main event. The preliminary map showed a heavyweight fight on top when Tai Tuivasa defeated Stefan Struve in the first round.

The top four programs of the day were all college football programs with three of those shows airing on ESPN. This is one of the reasons the UFC 254 Preliminary Rounds came across ESPN2.

The time window certainly didn’t help the UFC 254 preliminary rounds airing so much earlier in the day than the typical pay-per-view card that starts at 10 p.m. ET.

Overall, the UFC 254 preliminary rounds were the last to finish advertising pay-per-view cards in 2020. UFC 253 ranked second with an average viewership of 523,000, with that card also airing on ESPN2.

Strangely, the ratings for the UFC 254 Preliminary Rounds were the lowest since the UFC 242 Preliminary Rounds aired on FX in 2019, with 222,000 average viewers. This card also started at 12 noon CET when Nurmagomedov headlined the pay-per-view against Dustin Poirier.

The event was also streamed concurrently on ESPN +, a subscription-based service, and these rating metrics will not be provided.

The next major UFC pay-per-view release will be lowered on November 21st with the normal start time for the main card at 10:00 p.m. (CET), although full broadcast schedules have not yet been announced.

These were the details of the news UFC 254 preliminary returns return the lowest pay-per-view ratings in 2020 for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at de24.news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT Inter coronation, Lille’s thorn and German Cup — what to watch in Europe