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UFC 140 ION TV 'Prelims' Earn 808,000 Viewers

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Saturday's UFC 140 ION TV prelims special collected 808,000 viewers.

Igor Pokrajac - Krzysztof Soszynski
Igor Pokrajac - Krzysztof Soszynski

Saturday night's UFC 140 ‘Prelims' special drew an average of 808,000 viewers live on ION Television, according to reports from Sherdog. The numbers rank in second of the three ION TV ‘UFC Prelims' broadcasts, besting UFC 127 (714,00) but losing out to UFC 125 (829,000).

In addition, the broadcast earned a 0.55 rating in both the males 18-34 and males 18-49 demographics. By comparison, the UFC 139 ‘Prelims' special drew a 1.10 in males 18-49 and a 1.1 in males 18-34 on Spike TV.

Ratings peaked as Croatian light heavyweight Igor Pokrajac blasted through Krzysztof Soszynski in just 35 seconds in the broadcast's featured bout.

UFC 140 took place on December 10th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones successfully defended his belt against Lyoto Machida in the night's main event.

'UFC Prelims' ratings:

1. UFC 126: 2 million viewers
2. UFC 109: 1.7 million
3. UFC 135: 1.6 million
3. UFC 131: 1.6 million
3. UFC 114: 1.6 million
6. UFC 129: 1.5 million
6. UFC 108: 1.5 million
6. UFC 121: 1.5 million
6. UFC 123: 1.5 million
10. UFC 133: 1.4 million
10. UFC 104: 1.4 million
10. UFC 103: 1.4 million
13. UFC 134: 1.3 million
13. UFC 130: 1.3 million
13. UFC 128: 1.3 million
13. UFC 119: 1.3 million
13. UFC 116: 1.3 million
13. UFC 115: 1.3 million
13. UFC 106: 1.3 million
20. UFC 139: 1.2 million
20. UFC 132: 1.2 million
20. UFC 111: 1.2 million
23. UFC 137: 1.1 million
23. UFC 118: 1.1 million
25. UFC 136: 1 million
26. UFC 125: 829,000*
27. UFC 140: 808,000*
28. UFC 127: 714,000*

*Broadcast on ION TV