Glory 11 scores 381K viewer average Saturday night
October 16, 2013
Kickboxing promotion Glory’s televised event, Glory 11 from Chicago on Spike TV on Saturday night drew an average audience of 381,000 viewers with a peak of 782,000.
According to The MMA Report, the peak viewership of 782,000 occurred during the first quarter hour of the show. The lead-in for Glory was a re-run of Cops which not surprisingly receives a healthy viewership. Thus, it appears that viewers stayed to watch Glory but that viewership tapered off as the show went on.
There were a lot of good reviews from social media about the show on Saturday night. However, it does appear that while viewers got a taste of it, they left the show. It may be due to the time placement which occurred during College Football and the Bradley/Marquez PPV Saturday night. While these may not be perfect detractors as reasons why people strayed from the show, kickboxing fans would hope that Spike TV gives its ample chance for people to get accustomed to the sport.