The first Fox-televised UFC card for 2013 garnered strong overnight ratings Saturday, as UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson was watched by nearly 3.78 million viewers. The number was first reported by TVByTheNumbers.com.
On average, the two-plus hour telecast was watched by 3.77 million people. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defeated John Dodson in the main event.
The numbers were even better in the key 18-49 male demographic, as it scored a 1.8 share – nearly tripling the closest competitor.
The numbers released do not reflect the overrun, which saw the end of the main event. Official Nielsen ratings should come in either Monday or Tuesday.