Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy never seemed to get much traction amongst media or fans, but the TV ratings are in and the event held up well against Strikeforce’s other recent offerings on Showtime.

Rockhold vs. Kennedy drew an audience of 420,000 viewers, industry sources told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.

While that isn’t a blockbuster number, it holds up well in relation to the promotion’s other offerings on Showtime. The Heavyweight Grand Prix Final in May did slightly better at 463,000 viewers, and the most attention-grabbing women’s fight in some time, Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey, pulled in 472,000 viewers.

The best number that Strikeforce has ever drawn on Showtime is 741,000 for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but that was an anomaly. The vast majority of Strikeforce events have drawn between 400,000 to 600,000 viewers.

For more MMA News and MMA Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

UFC 189 ratings 'average' for FOX Sports 1 'Prelims' on July 11

  • 14 days ago
  • 7 views

Is normal. The UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event may return record numbers at the box office, but the "Mendes vs. McGregor" preliminary fights on July 11 in Las Vegas were nothing to write home about, read news >>

UFC 189 preliminary television ratings only at average levels

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

While promoted as the biggest show of the year, the lackluster prelims for UFC 189 did an average of 847,000 viewers, which is at the average level for 2015, and well below the numbers that the preli read news >>

Chad Mendes Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Thumb, Return

  • 15 days ago
  • 25 views

Chad Mendes fell to Conor McGregor Saturday at UFC 189 in a bout for the interim UFC featherweight title, and while his popular opponent may have come out on top regardless, Mendes was compromised by read news >>

UFC 189 salaries: Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes both earn flat $500K

  • 16 days ago
  • 17 views

Headliners Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes earned the largest disclosed paydays – $500,000 each – at this past Saturday’s UFC 189 event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Jorge Masvidal survives In-n-Out Burger temptation, wants Matt Brown or Kim

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS – It seemed odd that Strikeforce and UFC veteran Jorge Masvidal would miss weight for The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, considering he was fighting a weight class above his usual limit.Filed read news >>

UFC pulls Travis Browne from International Fight Week following allegations of abuse

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

Travis Browne has been pulled from all events during this week’s International Fight Week following social media posts by his ex-girlfriend that the UFC heavyweight has committed acts of domestic vio read news >>

UFC pulls Travis Browne from Fight Week, launches full investigation following domestic violence allegations

  • 20 days ago
  • 15 views

As if Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials didn't have enough on their plates this week with International Fight Week in full effect in Las Vegas, Nevada, culminating with the much-anticipa read news >>

Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele will have an opportunity to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings.F read news >>

10-year coach Owen Roddy pulls back curtain on Conor McGregor's UFC 189 camp

  • 25 days ago
  • 1127 views

Conor McGregor’s striking coach has echoed the brash Irishman’s proclamation that the late replacement of Jose Aldo with Chad Mendes is of little concern to him.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Kharitonov not considering retirement: 'I think my fighting career is only at its beginning'

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

PRIDE and Strikeforce veteran Sergei Kharitonov discusses his upcoming fight at M-1 Challenge 59, as well as his career expectations over the coming years. Although Russian star Sergei Kharitonov beg read news >>