Bellator MMA Live 93: 748,000 viewers

March 22, 2013

MMA Fighting reports that Bellator MMA Live (93) received a 748,000 viewer average on Thursday night.  The numbers are decent considering the live event went up against the first night of NCAA Basketball over four networks.

The replay which aired immediately after on Spike TV scored 394,000 viewers.  TNA’s Impact Wrestling did an average of 1.3 million viewers for a 0.5 rating.  

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

Bellator 90:  737,000 viewers

Bellator 91:  901,000 viewers

Bellator 92:  741,000 viewers

Payout Perspective:

The numbers aren’t spectacular but the first night of the tournament likely took away many casual viewers.  The Bellator card was highlighted by Dave Jansen’s win over Marcin Held. It also featured the debut of Michael Page in what looked like a glancing blow causing a knockout.  It will be interesting next week as Bellator will once again go up against the NCAA tournament but it will have two tournament finals on the show.

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