UPDATED with peak number: Bellator 115: 830,000 viewers

April 7, 2014

Television By Numbers reports that the overnight rating for Bellator 115 this past Friday received 830,000 viewers.  It also received a 0.4 rating in the Adult 18-49 demo.

UPDATED 04/08/14: Nielsen sources tell us that it scored a 0.44 in the adult 18-49 demo and 0.60 in the male 18-49 demo which are both season highs.  The peak was 1,131,000 which occurred at approximately 10:55pm during the main event.

Notably, its lead-in, “Cops” drew an average of 1.16 million viewers in the 8:29pm ET spot.  Other ratings of note for Friday included WWE Friday Night Smackdown receiving 2.71 million viewers on Syfy in the 8:00-10:00pm ET time slot.  A rerun of “The Family Guy” on Adult Swim in the 11:30pm ET time slot won the night with 2.33 million viewers.

Bellator MMA – 110  880,000, overnight; 1.1M Peak

Bellator MMA – 111  653,000, overnight; 964K Peak

Bellator MMA – 112  699,000, overnight; 1.037 Peak

Bellator MMA – 113  507,000, overnight; 871,000 Peak

Bellator MMA – 114  711,000, overnight; 882,000 Peak

Bellator MMA – 115  830,000, overnight; 1,131,000 Peak

See above. No info on the overnight peak for the broadcast although we will attempt to get this once the DVR +3 numbers come out. 

Bellator 115 featured Bellator heavyweight champ Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo with Minakov winning a unanimous decision.

Payout Perspective:

The ratings are the second best for the season and bring back the overnight average to approximately 713,000 viewers.  The draw to 115 may have been former UFC heavyweight Kongo despite his loss.

6 Responses to “UPDATED with peak number: Bellator 115: 830,000 viewers”

  1. Random Dude on April 7th, 2014 10:44 PM

    Bellator’s demo this week allowed it to make the top 100 for cable ratings. I think this is the first time that has ever happened.

  2. J Pierce on April 8th, 2014 9:23 AM

    Excellent job to Bellator MMA! Also, I found the fight between Minakov and Kongo to be very entertaining. Minakov deserved to win, but I thought Kongo did better on the ground against Monakov than I had expected. In fact, Kongo totally dominated Minakov on the ground in the fourth round after he took Minakov down. If Kongo had repeated that in the fifth round, he would have won the fight and the Bellator heavy-weight belt.

  3. Sampson Simpson on April 8th, 2014 1:49 PM

    Bellator on Spike is KILLING the UFC on FS1/FS2


  4. Diego on April 8th, 2014 2:16 PM


    A more accurate statement is: “Spike is killing FS1/FS2”.

  5. Random Dude on April 8th, 2014 5:54 PM

    Unbelievable, the demo went up even higher than first reported.

    Bellator has done the impossible and is now an equal tv competitor with the UFC. What was impossible several years ago has happened.

    If Spike has been able to grow Bellator’s ratings, imagine how the UFC would be doing if it had stayed put instead of moving. Especially given the fact that Spike allowed the UFC to run so much content on the channel.

    The FOX move is looking worse and worse every day.

  6. BrainSmasher on April 9th, 2014 2:05 AM

    lol these numbers are well below the UFC numbers and lets not forget that Bellator got decent numbers here because they used a name created by the UFC. Remember when Bjork said he wasn’t using UFC cast offs? This is why he changed his mind. They cant survive without UFC rejects. The best Bellator show possible does what the UFC does with its 40th event and the lowest of the 500 guys they have under contract.

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