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UFC News: Dillashaw vs. Barao II FOX ratings

By Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com

Saturday's UFC on FOX show was the second most watched of the four July shows since the seven-year deal went into effect.

Based on the overnight ratings, the show did a 0.9 in the key 18-49 demo and 2.29 million viewers.  It should be noted that the final number that will come out on Monday or Tuesday will likely end up significantly higher beacuse the overnights measure the 8-10 p.m. time slot on the West Coast, while the show aired at 5 p.m. local time live.

In addition, the entire four-round T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao bantamweight title main event aired after 10 p.m., so the number was based on only the first three fights of the main show.

It was up 13 percent from the Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown show, which did 2.02 million viewers on the original overnight ratings.

FOX easily won the night and time slot in the key demo against weak nework programming, with ABC second at 0.5. However, CBS with shows that skewed much older (NCIS Los Angeles and Scorpion reruns) averaged 3.42 million viewers, won the night with total viewers, with FOX in second place.