Bellator 170: 1.374M viewers on Spike TV
January 24, 2017
Bellator 170 drew 1.374 million viewers on Saturday night on Spike TV per Sports TV Ratings. It peaked at 1.85 million viewers during the Chael Sonnen-Tito Ortiz fight per Spike TV.
Sports TV Ratings notes that it drew 703,000 in the A18-49 demo.
Spike TV notes that the co-main event between Paul Daley and Brennan Ward drew 1.7 million viewers. The 3-hour broadcast ranked first in cable with men 18-49 in the timeslot.
The event drew less than Bellator 149’s average of 1,964,000 viewers but 170 was the highest-rated event on Spike since last February’s event. The event shows the drawing power of the elder MMA fighters. Certainly, the promos for the fight between Sonnen and Ortiz helped promote the event and drew 1.85 million for their fight. The peak viewership for the main event was slightly more than the 1.8 million that tuned in for Tito versus Stephan Bonnar in November 2014.