Sunday, December 28, 2008

UFC 92 Live Gate

The UFC continues to defy the economy with another strong showing at the gate. Last night's PPV, UFC 92, brought in an attendance of 14,103 for a total of $3.47 million. The live gate did not surpass UFC 91's total of $4.82 million, but it is still an extremely strong showing. At a time when stores are slashing prices by upwards of 50%, the UFC continues to rake in the money.

A better showing of where MMA fits into the larger economy will come next month when Affliction holds their second PPV. They are facing opposition from all sides, with the UFC broadcasting a replay of UFC 91 "Couture vs Lesnar" on Spike TV and Golden Boy Promotions holding a premier boxing match between Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley 30 miles away, which will also be broadcast live on HBO.

Update: I forgot to include this. The rating for UFC 92 Countdown on Spike was higher than UFC 91, so the buys should end up being pretty solid. I doubt it'll beat UFC 91, but I wouldn't be surprised if it comes close.

1 comment:

lionit said...

Affliction is in trouble. The UFC has set things up to kill them in January. The Golden Boy thing doesn't help.