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03-08-2011, 10:54 AM
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| | Strikeforce sees decline in TV ratings, Bellator sees massive increases
"Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson" draws 412,000 viewers to Showtime | MMAjunkie.com
by John Morgan and Steven Marrocco on Mar 08, 2011 at 12:45 pm ET |
Strikeforce's heavyweights have left big shoes to fill.
The California-based promotion's most recent offering on Showtime, "Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson," averaged 412,000 viewers.
That's a 44 percent decline in average viewership compared to the record-shattering numbers of "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva," which hosted the first quarterfinal matchups of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix.
MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) today confirmed the numbers with an industry source.
"Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson" took place this past Saturday at Nationwide Arena, in Columbus, Ohio, and aired live on Showtime. The event drew a reported attendance of 7,123.
Bellator 35 debut nets 200,000 viewers, massive increases in key MTV2 demos | MMAjunkie.com
Bellator's season-four debut event netted 200,000 viewers for MTV2's live broadcast, and the immediate replay maintained 63.5 percent of the original audience with 127,000 fans tuning in.
Most importantly, the figures represented a massive increase in key demographics for the cable channel.
MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) has learned from industry sources that Bellator 35's ratings viewership represented an 83 percent increase in men ages 18 to 49 years old, 80 percent rise in men ages 18 to 34 years old and a whopping 133 percent increase in men ages 25 to 34 years old.
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And the Strikeforce ratings are on par with other events, just a decrease from the HW tourny.
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