August 28, 2008
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported in the print version some growth for EliteXC with their ShoXC-branded fights:
The 8/15 Show XC card did a 0.66 rating on Showtime and 175,000viewers. Thatâ€™s the best rating in the history of Show XC and thatâ€™s a successful number for a show with no names and no promotional effort put into it.
While the ShoXC show is never going to do huge numbers, it looks like they may be getting a little traction with the show, much like a Friday Night Fights type of show for the boxing crowd. Both FNF and ShoXC are havens for the hardcores where MMA fans can get their fix, with both showing off decent mid-level competition.