Bellator 106: 1.1 million viewers
November 5, 2013
Bellator 106 which featured Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez on Spike TV Saturday night scored a 1.1 million viewers. According to a SpikeTV/Bellator press release, the show peaked at 1.4 million viewers.
Per Spike TV/Bellator press release:
The highly-anticipated rematch of two of the best lightweights in the world, Bellator MMA’s Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, delivered record ratings on Spike TV. The telecast delivered 1.1 million viewers (9:00pm-12:45am), the most-watched in Bellator event history and the most watched mixed martial arts show on television this fall.
The “Chandler-Alvarez II” fight card peaked at 1.4 million viewers at 11:17pm and reached its high mark with Men 18-49 with a 1.1 rating for the Alvarez-Chandler bout. The telecast also ranked #2 in cable in its timeslot with Men 18-49.
Big numbers for a show that went really long as it went 45 minutes past its estimated time so a lot of folks that had DVR’d the event did not get to see Chandler-Alvarez. However, Spike is showing the main event before its live show this Friday, November 8th at 8:00pmET/PT It’s a good sign for the company considering it went up against sports on network television including The Breeders Cup on NBC (0.4 share in 18-49 demo/2.8M viewer avg) and the big Miami-Florida State college football game (2.6 share in 18-49 demo/8.12M viewer avg) on ABC and Oklahoma St.-Texas Tech (0.7 share in 18-49/2.43M viewer avg) on Fox (via Television By Numbers). MMA Payout will have more on this soon.