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UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos on Saturday, June 29, helped ESPN win the night for combat sports fans on cable. Not only did UFC Fight Night draw an average of 1.1 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, it also helped ESPN become the most-viewed cable network in primetime among P18-34 and all key male demos (M18-34, M18-49, and M25-54).
In an action-packed Saturday night, fans saw knockout artist Francis Ngannou, finish Junior Dos Santos in the first round to secure his third-straight first-round knockout.
Top Things to Know:
- UFC Fight Night on ESPN delivered 1,141,000 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes
- On ESPN, the telecast delivered 1,091,000 million viewers, and now ranks as the third most-viewed UFC Fight Night on cable since mid-February 2017
- UFC Fight Night on ESPN was the most viewed telecast on cable on Saturday among P18-34 and Men 18-34
- ESPN telecast peaked in the final quarter hour during the main event, delivering 1.5 million viewers
- Through June 29, 2019, UFC on ESPN is averaging nearly 1 million viewers, up +6% from the combined audience of UFC on Fox, FSI and FX through this point last year
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