'UFC 146 Primetime' episode No. 2 ratings: Numbers hold steady with 544,000 viewers

The second episode of "UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir" averaged 544,000 FX viewers, which was a slight increase from the 540,000 who tuned in for the debut episode.


The weekly three-part series previews Saturday's UFC 146 pay-per-view headliner between heavyweight titleholder Junior Dos Santos and challenger Frank Mir. The final episode of series, which also is dubbed "UFC 146 Primetime," airs this Friday at 11 p.m. ET/PT following the regular-season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live."

The most recent "Primetime" debut coincided with UFC 145 and this past month's Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans title fight. The debut scored just 462,000 viewers, but with a strong finish, the three-part series averaged 560,000 viewers overall.

"UFC 143 Primetime," which focused on a Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit interim-title fight back in February, marked the series debut on FX and averaged 540,000 viewers over its three-episode run.

With a strong finish – the finale would need viewers 596,000 viewers – "UFC 146 Primetime" could top both.

The all-time "Primetime" ratings include:
"UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" (UFC on FOX 1) on FOX: 2.0 million viewers
"UFC Primetime: Jackson vs. Evans" (UFC 114) on Spike TV: 1.2 million
"UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy" (UFC 111) on Spike TV: 1.0 million
"UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez" (UFC 121) on Spike TV: 974,000
"UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2" (UFC 94) on Spike TV: 880,000
"UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields" on Spike TV: 610,000
"UFC Primetime: Jones vs. Evans" (UFC 145) on FX: 560,000
"UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir" (UFC 146) on FX: 542,000*
"UFC Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit" (UFC 143) on FX: 540,000

* - Through second episode

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