The early rating numbers are in for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, and they are good.
According to Nielsen reports, 1.78 million average viewers tuned in for Saturday’s card on the debuting FOX Sports 1 network.
They saw a main event between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in which Sonnen scored a submission victory. Also, Travis Browne topped Alistair Overeem in the co-main event.
In terms of the key male 18-49 and 18-34 demographics that the UFC constantly attacks, they were also very strong.
Complete numbers should be out later this week.