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UFC Fight Night in Boston draws big rating for Fox Sports 1

Conor McGregor, of Ireland, left, lands a right

Conor McGregor, of Ireland, left, lands a right to the body against Dennis Siver, of Germany, during their featherweight fight at UFC Fight Night, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in Boston. Credit: AP

UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1 averaged 1.7 percent of homes in major markets on Sunday night, easily the best showing for any UFC event on FS1.

The main card in Boston averaged 2.75 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 Sunday night, which Fox said was the most-watched MMA event on advertiser-supported cable TV since the finale of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike in 2009.

Viewership peaked at 3.16 million during the main event between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver from midnight to 12:15 a.m. Eastern Time.

The UFC Prelims averaged an 0.6 ratings, an impressive figure considering it was on against the AFC Championship Game.

The top three markets for UFC Fight Night were Seattle (3.9), Oklahoma City (3.2) and Phoenix (3.2).

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