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Breaking Down UFL TV Ratings From Week Nine

We’re already nine weeks into the UFL season. With TV Ratings having maintained a relatively stable audience throughout the year, let’s take a look at how the UFL performed this past weekend.

UFL TV Ratings From Week Nine

Arlington vs. St. Louis (ABC): 886,000
San Antonio vs. Birmingham (ABC): 1.072M
REGIONAL FOX / Michigan-Houston, DC-Memphis: 800,000

These numbers were provided courtesy of Fan Nation/Sports Illustrated.

UFL TV Ratings Analysis

The UFL opened up on Saturday with a double header on ABC. Their first matchup between Arlington and St. Louis averaged 886,000 in viewership, which is in line with what that channel typically receives. A 12pm EST start time is relatively early for a Saturday, so these numbers are solid for spring football.

One of the top matchups heading into this weekend was San Antonio vs. Birmingham, and it didn’t disappoint. ABC saw 1.072 million in audience, which is excellent news. This is the second week in a row where ABC had a game average over a million.

On Sunday, FOX had regional coverage for their two matchups, which both went from about 2:30pm ET to 5:45pm ET. These games averaged 800,000 viewers between the two, with Michigan-Houston being aired to 76% of the country.

These numbers are in line for what FOX has gotten on Regional Broadcasts so far this year. In week four, they averaged 951,000 viewers regionally. Then in week five, the same format averaged 777,000. Across the board, the Regional Broadcasts haven’t necessarily improved the TV Ratings – but they have remained steady.

Compared To Last Year

When looking at the numbers from a year ago in the USFL and XFL, the UFL continues to shine.

XFL 2023 Week Nine: 588,000 average
USFL 2023 Week Nine: 721,000 average
UFL 2024 Week Nine: 919,000 average

Having the games featured purely on OTA networks this weekend certainly helped. The UFL has put an emphasis on featuring their matchups primarily on ABC and FOX, which has resulted in strong numbers throughout the year.

In week ten, there are still some things to play for. San Antonio and St. Louis are fighting for home field in the playoffs, while Houston and Memphis will face off to see who earns the #1 picks in the UFL College Draft.

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