Glory 26 draws 184,000 viewers Saturday

December 8, 2015

Glory 26 drew an average of 184,000 viewers on Saturday night on ESPN 2 per Nielsen sources.  The rating is a slight decrease from Glory’s recent debut on ESPN last month.

As your recall, Glory parted ways with Spike TV after its last event aired on the network in October.  Shortly, thereafter it found a home with ESPN although the deal appears to be on an event per event basis.

Its initial airing on ESPN 2 drew 184,000 viewers in November.  This past Saturday on ESPN2, it drew 168,000 viewers.  The event on Saturday was a replay from the live event on Friday which aired online at ESPN3.

Payout Perspective:

The event went up against a lot of College Football conference Championship games with the Big Ten Championship on Fox drawing 8.7M viewers and the ACC Championship on ABC drawing another 7M viewers.  On ESPN, the Pac 12 Championship aired on Saturday night too.  The good news is that Glory continues to air on American television.

4 Responses to “Glory 26 draws 184,000 viewers Saturday”

  1. matazurka on December 9th, 2015 3:13 AM

    The title is wrong. It’s 168.000 viewers not 184.000. The ESPN 2 broadcast was on sunday not on saturday

  2. edi on December 9th, 2015 9:25 PM

    Does Glory KBoxing have legs in NAmerica? PKA was popular on ESPN back in the days of LONG pants. 1980s. Chuck Norris’ WCL did not do the biz. Why? Product looked good

    Jason Cruz-
    Is there any info on Glory viewers/TV deals in Europe? KBoxing is big in Euro.

  3. Cutch on December 10th, 2015 3:12 PM

    It’s not big in the UK, MMA is much bigger and obviously Boxing is as well.

    From what I have heard even though most of the top heavier kickboxers are Dutch it’s not that big there, it’s seen as a sport associated with gangsters.

    I think it’s big in Eastern Europe, Cro Cop is a legit household name in Croatia.

  4. Cutch on December 10th, 2015 3:13 PM

    It’s not big in the UK, MMA is much bigger and obviously Boxing is as well.

    From what I have heard even though most of the top heavier kickboxers are Dutch it’s not that big there, it’s seen as a sport associated with gangsters.

    I think it’s big in Eastern Europe, Cro Cop is a legit household name in Croatia.

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