The UFC 250 prelims ended up at No. 2 general in cable rankings for this previous Saturday evening, however the card ended up lifeless final amongst all of the pay-per-views for 2020 to date.

In response to the Nielsen Rankings System, the UFC 250 prelims averaged 775,000 viewers over the four-hour broadcast from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

The UFC 250 prelims earned a .29 score within the coveted 18-49 demographic, which was adequate to take the No. 2 spot general for the evening with the CNN/Sesame Avenue City Corridor occasion getting the perfect rankings for cable programming on Saturday.

Whereas the second-place end amongst all cable applications is nice information for the UFC, the general rankings for the present didn’t carry out almost in addition to the promotion’s different pay-per-view prelims this yr.

The second lowest rated was the UFC 249 prelims in Could with 1.154 million viewers on common.

Now there are just a few notes hooked up to the decrease rankings for the UFC 250 prelims.

First, the present ran for 4 hours, which might usually lead to decrease common rankings for your complete card. A regular UFC pay-per-view prelim broadcast runs for 2 hours from eight p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Second, the UFC 250 prelims have been simulcast on ESPN+ and people rankings are usually not out there so that might have simply added extra common viewers over the four-hour broadcast. UFC 249 confronted the identical points for that card in Could.

The best rated UFC pay-per-view prelim this yr got here January at UFC 246 with the cardboard averaging 1.767 million viewers. That pay-per-view featured the return of Conor McGregor.

The following UFC pay-per-view prelim card will air on July 11 because the promotion kicks off a sequence of exhibits on “Struggle Island.”