The UFL ratings are in for week 4 and for the first time this season, viewers had to choose which games to watch due to a two-game split based on regional coverage and an exclusive cable network showing of the Sunday afternoon game. How did the regional split affect the Saturday night ratings? What was the impact on the ratings for Sunday afternoon’s game between the Houston Roughnecks and the Arlington Renegades that was televised exclusively on cable network FS1?

Memphis Showboats v. St. Louis Battlehawks -954,000

Michigan Panthers v. San Antonio Brahmas- 951,000

D.C. Defenders v. Birmingham Stallions -951,000

Arlington Renegades v. Houston Roughnecks -243,000

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The numbers continue to reflect a positive trend for the UFL. Close to a million viewers were watching the three games that were televised on network television. Fans continue to be engaged and show their support for their teams.

While Saturday night’s split regional results reflect an average for the two games, as anticipated, there was a big ratings drop-off for the Sunday game that was broadcast exclusively on cable station FS1. This is to be expected since the ratings are limited based on the number of cable subscribers who have access to FS1.

How do these numbers stack up against the ratings a year ago for the USFL and the XFL leagues?

Once again, the news is positive for the league reflecting a 10% increase over last year’s average of 854,000 USFL and XFL network broadcast results from ABC, FOX, and NBC.

Next weekend, can the Birmingham Stallions remain undefeated when they travel to Rice Stadium to take on the Houston Roughnecks who are coming off their first win of the season? Will Luis Perez and the Arlington Renegades win their first game on the road at Choctaw Stadium against the surging San Antonio Brahmas?
Birmingham Stallions v. Houston Roughnecks -Saturday, April 27th @ 7:00 pm EST on FOX

Arlington Renegades v. San Antonio Brahmas -Saturday, April 27th @ 7:00 pm EST on FOX 

Once again, FOX and FOX Sports will televise both of these as regional games on Saturday evening. Check your local listings for coverage.

On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Battlehawks will take on the D.C. Defenders will be looking to get back in the win column after last week’s close game against the Stallions. 

St. Louis Battlehawks v. D.C. Defenders Sunday, April 28th @12:00 pm EST on ESPN

The Michigan Panthers travel to Liberty Stadium to take on the Memphis Showboats on Sunday afternoon. Both teams will be looking to secure a win after bruising losses last week.  

Michigan Panthers v. Memphis Showboats Sunday, April 28th @ 3:00 pm EST on ESPN

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Sue Levine
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