Strikeforce ‘Rousey vs. Kaufman’ Draws 529,000 Viewers on Showtime, Sets Promotion’s 2012 High
Strikeforce “Rousey vs. Kaufman”
averaged 529,000 viewers for
its Saturday night broadcast on premium cable network Showtime,
setting a new high for the Zuffa-owned promotion in 2012.
Sherdog.com confirmed the figure Tuesday with an industry source,
who also noted that the two-hour telecast posted a household rating
of 1.43. “Rousey vs. Kaufman” was headlined by a titular women’s
bantamweight title confrontation between reigning 135-pound queen
Rousey and former champion Sarah
Kaufman; the show took place at Valley View Casino Center in
San Diego, Calif.
Rousey wasted no time in retaining her title in Saturday’s main
event, jabbing her way into the clinch before sweeping Kaufman to
the mat, where “Rowdy” quickly transitioned to the mount and locked
up her signature armbar less than thirty seconds into the fight.
Though the Canadian gamely attempted to defend and escape the hold,
Rousey patiently waited for her opportunity and finished the fight
just 54 seconds into the opening frame.
The main card broadcast also saw former middleweight champion
Souza knock out prospect Derek
Brunson in just 41 seconds, while Team Quest representative
Saffiedine outpointed Roger
Bowling. Additionally, Anthony
Smith locked up a fight-ending triangle choke on Lumumba
Sayers, and Ovince St.
Preux put T.J. Cook to
sleep with a hard left hook to open the Showtime broadcast. The
preliminary card immediately preceded the main card and was shown
on sister network Showtime Extreme.
The viewership for the Aug. 18 event handily surpassed the previous
high in 2012, which was set by Rousey’s title-winning performance
this past March. The former Olympic judo bronze medalist submitted
then-champion Miesha Tate
in the first round, attracting an average of 472,000 viewers in the
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