Bellator 52 Raises Ratings with 269,000 Viewers on MTV2
MTV officials Tuesday announced that
Bellator Fighting Championships 52
earned an average of 269,000
viewers with its Saturday night broadcast on MTV2, peaking with
345,000 viewers during its third quarter-hour.
In addition to the total viewership -- Bellator’s second-largest
figure since debuting on MTV2 in March -- network officials also
confirmed that the program earned a series-high 0.33 rating in the
Male 18-49 demographic.
The broadcast represents a sharp increase from the promotion’s last
two offerings on MTV2, which netted 114,000 and 158,000 viewers.
According to MTV, Bellator 52 took in an additional 196,000 viewers
during the show’s 1:00 a.m. replay.
Emanating from L’Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles, La.,
Bellator 52 featured the quarterfinals of the promotion’s second
heavyweight tournament, as the field of eight competitors was
narrowed to four. Mike Hayes
Prindle took home decision wins over Neil Grove
Wagner, while Blagoi
Ivanov and Ron Sparks
advanced to the semifinals by finishing Zak Jensen
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