Bellator 91 Hits Second Highest TV Ratings Mark of the Season


Bellator MMA LogoThursday’s Bellator 91 showed a marked improvement in TV ratings over the past few weeks returns, hitting the second highest point of the season.

Bellator 91 drew an average audience of 901,000 for the initial broadcast – second only to the Bellator 85 Season 8 premier – and recorded a cumulative total of 1.242 million viewers with the immediate replay included.

The numbers were strong enough to pull the season’s average back above 800,000 viewers per episode.

Bellator 91 featured Attila Vegh dominating Christian M’Pumbu, taking his light heavyweight championship, as well as the two semifinal lightweight tournament bouts.

Season 8 is Bellator’s first on Spike TV. The promotion has seen a four- to five-fold increase in its TV ratings since making the move from MTV2.

Bellator Season 8 TV Ratings

Bellator 85: 938,000
Bellator 86: 812,000
Bellator 87: 705,000
Bellator 88: 807,000
Bellator 89: 719,000
Bellator 90: 737,000
Bellator 91: 901,000

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