Bellator Fighting Championships experienced a ratings decline this
Bellator 77, as the MTV2-broadcast event averaged 149,000
viewers on Friday night.
The viewership figure, which Sherdog.com confirmed with an industry
source, represents a decrease from the 175,000 observers who tuned
in to catch
Bellator 76 the week prior. The Viacom-owned promotion has thus
far promoted four shows during its ongoing seventh season. The
viewership high was set at 190,000 viewers during the Sept. 28
season premiere, while week two’s
Bellator 75 netted just 145,000 viewers.
Bellator 77 took place Oct. 19 at the Reading Theatre at the
Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa., and saw Rich
Clementi, Dave Jansen,
Held and Ricardo
Tirloni advance to the semifinals of the Season 7 lightweight
tournament by topping Alexander
Machaev and Rene Nazare,
The evening’s undercard streamed live on Spike.com prior to the
main card broadcast on MTV2. The preliminary proceedings were
highlighted by Darrell
Horcher’s 21-second knockout of E.J. Brooks in
the 155-pound tournament’s reserve bout.