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.
From Around the Web

Related News

Monday Morning Analyst: UFC 184, Bellator 134, Invicta 11 and more

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

This past weekend allowed us to witness a huge range of combat sports events, but we have a limited amount of time. So, we're focusing our energies on UFC 184, Bellator 134 and Invicta 11. But as I m read news >>

Bellator Sues to Block Rampage Jackson's UFC Return | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA has filed a lawsuit to try and block Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from making his UFC return. read news >>

Bellator goes to court to keep 'Rampage' Jackson from fighting in UFC

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

If you're looking forward to a slugfest between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Fabio Maldonado on April 25th in Montreal at UFC 186, Bellator MMA has other ideas. It was a newsworthy weekend for Quint read news >>

Bellator Files Lawsuit Against Rampage, Puts UFC Return in Jeopardy

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator isn’t letting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson go without a fight. A statement was released to Bleacher Report on Monday detailing a lawsuit that has been filed against the MMA legend for signing w read news >>

UFC 186: Bellator lawsuit may force Rampage Jackson off card

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA has filed a court injunction in New Jersey to prevent Quinton Jackson from returning to the UFC this April. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is scheduled to fight Fa read news >>

'Rampage' Jackson calls 'King Mo' Lawal a coward following Bellator 134 victory over Cheick Kongo

  • 28 days ago
  • 81 views

It's no secret that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal aren't pals -- having sparred both verbally and physically in the past -- but Jackson couldn't resist getting in an extra di read news >>

Bellator files lawsuit against 'Rampage' Jackson ahead of scheduled UFC return

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA today filed a lawsuit to block onetime tournament winner Quinton Jackson from fighting in the UFC.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Bellator files court injunction to remove Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson from UFC 186 competition

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The future of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is anything but clear. Despite leaving Bellator in December of 2014 after three fights with the organization and being booked oppos read news >>

Video: Does Kimbo Slice have a Bellator future beyond the Ken Shamrock fight?

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

After Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson returns from a five-year layoff to fight MMA trailblazer Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138, what’s next? Does the former underground bareknuckle brawler have plans beyon read news >>