Bellator MMA Live (90): 737,000 viewers

February 22, 2013

The Wrestling Observer (subscription required) reports that Bellator MMA Live (90) received 737,000 viewers and received 473,000 viewers for its replay.  As TWO reports, the replay was up substantially due to word of the King Mo KO.

UPDATED:  Bellator 360 aired immediately after Bellator MMA Live.  The replay for Bellator MMA Live is not correct.  We will update once we receive the information

Bellator’s lead-in, TNA Wrestling, scored an average of 1.352 million viewers for a 0.4 viewer rating according to Television By Numbers.

Bellator 85:  938,000 viewers
Bellator 86:  812,000 viewers
Bellator 87:  705,000 viewers
Bellator 88:  807,000 viewers
Bellator 89:  719,000 viewers

Payout Perspective:

The numbers are up from last week due to King Mo…and the replay was up because of King Mo’s knockout.  The ratings confirm that King Mo is a draw for Bellator but with his surprising knockout loss does it hurt the company and its ratings for the Light Heavyweight Final?  The replay numbers are up from 313,000 last week which shows that many people heard or read the results and wanted to see King Mo.

7 Responses to “Bellator MMA Live (90): 737,000 viewers”

  1. BrainSmasher on February 23rd, 2013 5:10 AM

    Not sure how you come to the conclusion Mo was a draw. This was the 3rd worst ratings yet. The replay did well but it shows people didn’t know or care he was fighting but was interested in a big upset, Mo losing, or see a highlight reel KO. Nothing IMO points to Mo being a draw. In fact since he was on this card I expected it to break 800k minimum. In fact if Bellator or Mo had any kind of success they should have been able to build apon that 800k. 737k is a real surprise IMO.

  2. Weezy02 on February 23rd, 2013 6:52 AM

    “and the replay was up because of King Mo’s knockout.”

    This is not correct, per what I know. An All Access show aired immediately after the event and it did well ratings-wise. But I’ve heard no mention of the 1:00 AM event replay’s ratings.

  3. Weezy02 on February 23rd, 2013 6:53 AM

    Actually, just looked it up and confirmed that the 473K viewership was not for the replay.

  4. Weezy02 on February 23rd, 2013 6:53 AM

    737,000 is not bad, though, in my opinion. That’s around where I projected their live events. My guess is that SPIKE is likely pleased with the viewership for a 10:00 PM timeslot.

  5. Nick on February 23rd, 2013 12:31 PM

    I don’t know what their goal is for ratings, but this show scarcely drawing better than their lowest rated card, it’s hard to conclude that Mo is a big draw.

  6. Chris on February 23rd, 2013 11:04 PM

    WHere is Sampson to tell us how shitty these ratings are? Oh wait, these are Bellators ratings, he only shows up to say how bad the UFC ratings are.

  7. ThonolansGhost on February 24th, 2013 12:17 PM

    The ratings seem pretty good at first. But there are two big problems:

    #1. They lost nearly half of the audience from the pro-wrestling show that preceded it.

    #2. The ratings are trending downward. The first three shows averaged 818,000 viewers and the last three averaged 754,000 viewers. And three of the last four have done 737,000 viewers or less.

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