Bellator 200 draws 421,000 viewers on Paramount

May 29, 2018

Bellator 200 drew 426,000 viewers on Friday night on the Paramount network according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  The London event was taped delayed in North America despite the prelims airing live on Bellator.com.

In the main event, Gegard Mousasi won the Bellator Middleweight Championship with an impressive stoppage of Raphael Carvallho.  The Mirko Cro Cop-Roy Nelson fight scheduled to headline this card fell out due to a Cro Cop injury.

The prelim card was held on Bellator.com live although many in the United States had to stay off twitter and wait until Friday night to se the main card.

The card is the second-lowest rated first run telecast this year.

Payout Perspective:

This may be a case where the knowledge of the results of this event may have hurt the first run telecast on Paramount.  While many disregard DVR viewership, as some do with TUF ratings, this may be one to keep an eye on.  If you are a casual fan and knew of the results, you may have recorded the event to watch at a later point.

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