Bellator 62: 175,000 viewers

March 27, 2012

MMA Junkie reports that Bellator 62 ratings were up this past Friday and received an average of 175,000 viewers.  The ratings are up 61 percent from last week’s dismal showing and the live streaming prelims increased in viewership as well.

Via MMA Junkie:

Bellator 62, which got the organization back in the normal range for ratings, took place at Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. In addition to the MTV2-televised main card, prelims streamed live on Spike.com. Although officials don’t reveal the total number of viewers, Bellator 62’s streaming audience more than doubled (up 110 percent) compared to the previous week.

Bellator 60 – 169,000 viewers
Bellator 61 – 108,000
Bellator 62 – 175,000

Payout Perspective:

The viewership came back to a normal range Friday night notwithstanding March Madness which is a good thing for Bellator.  Also, 62 exceeded the debut of season 6 which is a good sign as well. The numbers are still down from the season 5 average but the bounce back in ratings is a positive.  The live streaming on Spike.com also did well which reflects the fact that fans are getting used to turning to Spike.com to watch Bellator.

3 Responses to “Bellator 62: 175,000 viewers”

  1. Ed Stock on March 27th, 2012 9:51 PM

    Do you have any idea how many people they drew for the live audience at Laredo? They never said, “from the sold-out Laredo Energy Arena,” so I assume it wasn’t full, but a couple long shots seemed to show quite a few people there. If I’m not mistaken, that was the largest arena they’ve ever gone to.

  2. Jose Mendoza on March 28th, 2012 10:40 AM

    Ed:

    It did seem like their attendance is slowly picking up, but because they do most of their shows from casinos and they get a fee for it, they don’t really reveal attendance. Doesn’t become important until they start doing bigger arena shows in bigger markets.

  3. anabel on March 31st, 2012 6:33 PM

    Im from laredo tx and I attended bellator 62 front row seats of course. At last they brought something interesting to laredo. If they only brought ufc and strikeforce it would be very awesome. Not many girls are fans of mma but I love it.

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