Updated viewership ratings for Bellator 179

May 26, 2017

Last Friday’s Bellator 179 drew 659,000 viewers in overall adjusted ratings for those that watched via DVR.  In addition, the main event featuring the Bellator Debut of Rory MacDonald peaked at 955,000 viewers.

The overall main event between MacDonald and Paul Daley drew 877,000 viewers.  On Monday, Nielsen reported the event drew an overnight (Live + SD) rating of 607,000 viewers.

The event was tape-delayed from London.

Payout Perspective:

The tape-delayed event did well in viewership at nearing 1 million viewers for MacDonald’s debut is good news for the promotion.  For MacDonald, it means a new career in a new promotion.  With a reported raise from the Viacom-owned company, the change seems like the best move for The Red King.

3 Responses to “Updated viewership ratings for Bellator 179”

  1. d on May 26th, 2017 8:11 AM

    That looks a lot better. Considering the delay, this was a success.

  2. Cutch on May 26th, 2017 1:01 PM

    They had tape delay and didn’t cut out the Kongo fight, besides the Barry and 1 or 2 early fights but when he wins it’s always boring as hell, he basically just presses you against the cage, the referee steps in and he does it again, that’s the rules though and good fighters won’t let that happen all fight. The other fights they showed were decent at least

  3. Marco Contreras on May 26th, 2017 10:35 PM

    Solid numbers , hopefully bellator can be a real alternative to the UFC for fighters

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