Bellator 143: 669,000 viewers

September 28, 2015

Bellator 143 drew an average of 669,000 viewers on Friday night on Spike TV per Sports TV Ratings.  It’s 17% decrease from Bellator’s tent pole event last week but was a slight increase from Bellator 141.

UPDATED 09/29/15 – Per Nielsen source, the peak occurred during Beltran/Grove match which drew 885K viewers at 10:25pm.  The main event drew an average of 777K viewers.

In the main event, Joe Warren defeated L.C. Davis by unanimous decision.  The event aired from 9-11:13pm ET.

Bellator TV 2015
Overnight Peak
Bellator 132 767,000 1,200,000
Bellator 133 565,000 967,000
Bellagtor 134 872,000 1,200,000
Bellator 135 607,000 922,000
Bellator 136 655,000 900,000
Bellator 137 594,000 768,000
Bellator 138 1,580,000 2,100,000
Bellator 139 764,000 988,000
Bellator 140 722,000 977,000
Bellator 141 666,000
Bellator 142 800,000 867,000
Bellator 143 669,000  885,000

Bellator 143

A college football game between Boise St and Virginia drew 1.752M viewers on ESPN on Friday night won the night.

Payout Perspective:

There was another college football game on FS1 which likely seeped away viewers from Bellator’s show.  The average viewership for 2015 is at 771,000 viewers while in non-tent pole shows it is at 688,000.

6 Responses to “Bellator 143: 669,000 viewers”

  1. Diego on September 29th, 2015 5:14 AM

    Is that good enough? At least they’re beating Glory. What does an episode of Cops do on Spike?

  2. It is good enough on September 29th, 2015 8:22 AM

    but it could be a lot better. I think the fans are oversaturated at this point. That would explain the disappointing viewership. We are being swamped to the point of intoxication with so much MMA-related stuff, most people are beginning to dislike MMA. It’s the Lady Gaga effect. Too much is just too much.

    Besides, why would anyone wanna waste time in front of the TV watching an obviously staged argument between Faber and McGregor? I would rather spar with a couple of mates than watch all these freakshows.

  3. Jason Cruz on September 29th, 2015 9:06 AM

    @Diego – Cops does over 1M viewers on average. I argue that you deal with two different audiences. I do not have the actual demos, but I assume Cops skews to an older audience. Bellator is geared to 18-34, 14-49.

  4. d on September 30th, 2015 8:56 PM

    @troll with a million aliases:

    There was no disappointing viewership, you are just an idiot. This was a low profile card. Go rant elsewhere you freak who likes Lady Gaga.

  5. Troll with a million aliases on October 1st, 2015 4:29 AM

    So was Mayweather’s last fight. But that didn’t stop you from bashing the ratings.
    Anyway, the UFC’s fight night in Japan was a disappointment. Even sumo wrestling draws more viewers. As a matter of fact, even sumo wrestlers earn more than some ufc top fighters. So how about you stop talking until the antitrust lawsuit has reached a verdict?

  6. d on October 1st, 2015 7:36 AM

    You just compared a cable fight night with non top 5 ranked fighters to a Mayweather ppv.

    How about you admit to being a mutated moron and shut your mouth.

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