UFC 194 prelims, topped by Urijah Faber’s latest win, score 2015 best 1.93 million viewers on Fox Sports 1

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The preliminary card broadcast for Saturday’s UFC 194 event drew the highest prelim rating of the year for the UFC, and is among the highest ratings for any UFC broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

According to SportsTVRatings, the two-hour FS1 broadcast leading into the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor headlined pay-per-view drew 1.93 million viewers, almost a full 400,000 more viewers than the previous best of 2015.

Topped by Urijah Faber’s exciting back and forth fight with Frankie Saenz, which was won by Faber and may have set him up for a title fight with the winner of next month’s T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz bout.

Here’s how the ratings stack up to the rest of the year’s pay-per-view prelims on Fox Sports 1:

UFC 182: 1,030,000
UFC 183: 1,546,000
UFC 184: 1,205,000
UFC 185: 1,003,000
UFC 186: 710,000
UFC 187: 780,000
UFC 188: 727,000
UFC 189: 847,000
UFC 190: 1,322,000
UFC 191: 663,000
UFC 192: 749,000
UFC 193: 1,394,000
UFC 194: 1,931,000

[Urijah Faber art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

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