Report: WSOF Gains 46 Percent More NBC SN Viewers With Second Event
By FCF Staff
Although the numbers might not compare to a UFC on FOX broadcast, World Series of Fighting is reporting that its second card last weekend attracted many more viewers than the promotion’s first.
According to a press release from the organization, the March 23rd broadcast last Saturday “peaked with 332,000 live NBC Sports Network viewers, a sharp increase of 46 percent from the promotion’s inaugural event in November that peaked with 228,000 viewers.”
On average, the second WSOF card, which was hosted by the Revel in Atlantic City, N.J, “averaged 210,000 live viewers, a 6 percent increase from the first event that averaged 198,000 viewers.”
The card went head-to-head with NCAA basket ball Saturday, including a game between No. 1 seed Gonzaga University and No. 9 seed Wichita State University.
“We are thrilled with the tremendous amount of enthusiasm that fans have shown the World Series of Fighting product and look forward to continuously delivering live events filled with world-class matchups between top superstars of the sport and emerging talent from around the globe,” WSOF President and veteran fighter Ray Sefo was quoted saying.
WSOF was headlined by a heavyweight bout between UFC vets Anthony Johnson and Andrei Arlovski, which saw the former win by unanimous decision.