1/25 WEC Rating

January 28, 2009

While the match-up lost a little of the original luster, the Faber vs Pulver match-up from the most recent WEC card looks to have anchored a solid performance in the ratings, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

The show did a 0.65 rating and 700,000 viewers, which, while only half of what their first match on 6/1 did, was still the second highest amount of viewers in the history of the promotion.

Varner vs Cerrone was the nominal headliner, but the real headliner would seem to be the Faber fight. The dip in ratings from the monster number for the first match-up is understandable. The first fight had the benefit of a large marketing blitz by Versus to help spike viewership, with magazine and billboard buys to increase visibility. No such buys this time, but card did seem to retain some of the residual buzz from that initial spending and good word of mouth on the fight of the year candidate they put on back in June.

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