Spike Officials Pleased with Bellator 360 TV Ratings


Bellator MMA LogoBellator MMA made its Spike TV debut on Thursday night with a couple episodes of the new series Bellator 360.

The TV ratings for the first two episodes of Bellator 360 are in with the series premiere kicking off with 461,000 viewers, while the second episode drew 513,000 viewers.

The average of the two episodes clocked in at 487,000 viewers per episode.

Only time will tell how much of a success that Bellator is or isn’t on Spike TV, but those numbers are easily two to three times better than most of Bellator’s live events drew on its old television home MTV2.

Spike TV officials, however, are happy with the initial numbers.

“We drew just under a million viewers (in total) without heavy promotion,” Spike TV senior vice president of communications David Schwarz told MMAWeekly.com on Friday. “We are very encouraged by it… especially with the growth in the second hour.”

Bellator 360 is an original series highlighting the biggest fights in Bellator history, while previewing upcoming Bellator world title fights.

Thursday night’s premiere episode featured Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler reliving his submission victory over Eddie Alvarez, while looking ahead to his next title defense, slated for Jan. 17 against Rick Hawn.

The second episode rehashed Bellator’s middleweight class, and previewed the upcoming clash between Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao, who battle on Feb. 7 for the vacant middleweight title.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest Bellator MMA news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 5, 2014) - A thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the most dangerous strikers in all of mixed martial arts will headline a newly-announced Bellator MMA event, read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 22, 2014) - The four-fight Spike TV-broadcast main card is now complete for February's "Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko" event with a battle of undefeated prospects, as read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA officials have announced the addition of a pair of action-packed match-ups for the launch of the promotion's 2015 season. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

Eager to catch UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 on television or online? Here's your rundown of tonight's schedule for the Pay-Per-View event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Johny Hendricks looks to defen read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Spike TV will add boxing to its slate of combat sports related programming in 2015, likely turning Friday nights into some iteration of boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC on FOX 13, featuring a five-round heavyweight showdown between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic, pulled in strong ratings for FOX. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC has a new cable home in Canada. The company, which had long been broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet, will now be seen on TSN and it's French-language counterpart, RDS, the company formally announc read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 39 views

Wanderlei Silva may be retired from fighting, but that hasn’t kept him from limelighting in front of the camera.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 172 views

"I am retired, I don't fight anymore, I lost the desire. So what stops me from generating income now? Are these people going to keep threatening me? They'll keep coming to sue me every time I work wi read news >>

Jump to: