Strikeforce Challengers 20: 143,000 viewers

November 25, 2011

MMA Junkie reports that last week’s Strikeforce Challengers 20 on Showtime scored a lowly average of 143,000 viewers. The numbers indicate the lowest rating for the series as well as a 30 percent decrease from the previous Strikeforce Challengers edition which averaged 203,000 viewers.

The show received a 0.42 household rating (via Wrestling Observer, subscription required).

The show featured Ronda Rousey submitting Julia Budd with an armbar. Replays were gruesome as Budd’s arm was bent a way it should not have. In addition, Lumumba Sayers knocked out Antwain Britt in the first round.

Payout Perspective:

With Bellator and the UFC holding cards on Saturday night, Strikeforce Challengers seemed overlooked. This does not bode well for the series and we will see what impact the dismal ratings may have for the future of Strikeforce on Showtime.

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