Ortiz-Sonnen drew 2.2M viewers on Spike TV

January 26, 2017

Bellator 170 drew 2.2 million viewers for the main event between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen on Spike TV on Saturday night.

The Paul Daley-Brennan Ward fight drew 2 million viewers as well.  The entire 3  hour telecast drew 1.5 million viewers in adjusted DVR+3 ratings.

Notable DVR+3 main events for Bellator on Spike TV:

Rampage Jackson-Satoshi Ishii at Dynamite 2 (June 2016): 1,040,000 viewers (entire fight)

Kimbo Slice-Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 (February 2016): 2.9 million viewers

Liam McGeary-Tito Ortiz at Dynamite 1 (September 2015): 891,000 viewers

Kimbo Slice-Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138 (June 2015): 2.8 million viewers

Tito Ortiz-Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 (November 2014): 2 million viewers

11 Responses to “Ortiz-Sonnen drew 2.2M viewers on Spike TV”

  1. Wil on January 26th, 2017 4:01 PM

    absolutely outstanding! well done Bellator! Keep it coming! Much better numbers than the UFC!

  2. TOPS E on January 26th, 2017 4:40 PM

    http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/london-mayor-paves-way-record-crowd-wembley-heavyweight-boxing-clash-391381 since theres no news with the ufc.il contribute good news from boxing hahahaha

  3. Fight Fan on January 26th, 2017 6:02 PM

    Tops that fight is gonna be huge.

  4. d on January 27th, 2017 12:48 AM

    So huge that no one will pay a dollar for it in the US. Hahaha.

  5. jf on January 27th, 2017 7:29 AM

    Boxing Trolls are hilarious. Nobody even wants to see that fight, nobody cares. Boxing is dead. It was on life support for the longest time and the MayPac disaster may have been a PPV hit, but it was the final nail in its mouldy coffin. Boxing will never have a 1m+ PPV again. Move on.

  6. Fight Fan on January 27th, 2017 8:32 AM

    Doesn’t have to be, it’ll be on showtime.

  7. Cutch on January 27th, 2017 3:48 PM

    You have to pay for showtime genius, UFC London has nearly sold out without a main event. Eddie Hearn has been knowing to work with Stub Hub and said so in his IFL interview, touts by large quantities of tickets and then sometimes sell it at 3 times the price, essentially screwing the real fans.

    Go on tout sites they are selling large blocks of seats, this needs to be stamped out be it Boxing. MMA, Concerts or whatever else, the companies are happy as they have a sell out but it is screwing over the fans.

  8. Cutch on January 27th, 2017 3:50 PM

    Buy sorry, don’t know why it wrote by

  9. Wil on January 27th, 2017 4:26 PM

    90,000 fans in Wembley Stadium….Ive seen them get to 80K with Froch…but that is truly amazing. The British are credited with being the inventors of modern pugilism under Marquis of Queensbury rules and they are owning it these days….thats definitely one of their main sports, especially for bigger men. I cannot wait until they release the fight purses for those two…with that kind of gate and viewership for certain I am betting neither man makes below 20m.
    Word is Joshua may be on his way to being the first billionaire boxer…that is of course if Mayweather doesnt get there first

  10. d on January 28th, 2017 9:36 AM

    FF, yeah, and Showtime might pay 1-2m for the fight in right’s fees. That’s pathetic for some major fight. The UFC generates more revenue with their routine FOX fights.

  11. d on January 28th, 2017 9:41 AM

    Wil against with these delusions. 20m each? Where are they going to get anywhere near 40m from? This will not be on US ppv. Skytv ppv costs around $20-$25 at most and they won’t get 1m buys almost for certain despite the bs propaganda. The only other revenue for the fight is Klitschko’s german tv deal, some international tv, and the gate, which combined for everything won’t even arrive at something like 40m. That’s also before we even discuss overhead costs.

    “Word is Joshua may be on his way to being the first billionaire boxer…that is of course if Mayweather doesnt get there first”

    HAHAHAHA!! Where do you pull these crazy numbers from? Joshua makes a few million per fight. Kind of tough to get to a billion. Also, Mayweather doesn’t fight anymore and probably hasn’t even broken 600m in career earnings.

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