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post #11 of 143 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 02:07 AM
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So im currently watching Spike TV and the Babalu fight is happening. Does the look thicker then normal??? Looks like he has a pair of love handles i dont remember.

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Bellator's Season 8 debut produced "fantastic" ratings, according to Spike TV President Kevin Kay.

With the move from MTV2 to Spike TV, Thursday's Bellator 85 event averaged 938,000 viewers, nearly three times the organization's previous record.

Bellator 85 took place at Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Featherweight champion Pat Curran and lightweight champion Michael Chandler made successful tittle defenses on the four-fight main card, which followed Spike.com prelims.

The Spike TV broadcast peaked with a 1.2 rating and nearly 1.1 million viewers for the opening fight betweem Curran and challenger Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. Additionally, compared to the Season 7 debut, ratings were up 394% percent.

Bellator's previous ratings record came in May 2011, when Bellator 44 drew 325,000 viewers. Overall, Bellator's 50 events on MTV2 averaged 180,000 viewers per event.

Bellator's all-time ratings include:
Bellator 85 ratings: 938,000 viewers
Bellator 74-84 ratings (Season 7 average on MTV2): 162,000
Bellator 71-73 ratings (Summer Series average on MTV2): 180,000
Bellator 60-70 ratings (Season 6 average on MTV2): 155,000
Bellator 49-59 ratings (Season 5 average on MTV2): 186,000
Bellator 46-48 ratings (Summer Series average on MTV2): 229,00
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Good, I bet it'll get over a million next week with King Mo, although I could see many people being turned off by Askren. Has TNA done anything with King Mo? I don't follow it but I know that's Bellator's lead in so maybe TNA fans will watch him.

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I wonder what Bellator's ratings went up to. Surely the move from MTV 2 to a regular cable channel would do that, but people might have turned the channel before it started if they saw that wrestling wedding thing.

Edit: I read later that they were 938,000 best they've had.



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Isn't that better then they're highest on MTV2?

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post #16 of 143 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 11:11 PM
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Mo looked super slick tonight. Great timing and slips.

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Mo looked good... Or his opponent just looked awful... One or the other really.

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Both but that sort of efficiency of movement is rarely seen in MMA in terms of countering and boxing. It was James Toney esque.


Mo's always had good boxing though.

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Ben's a savage. He could do this to anyone he wants.

He might be a better version of Fitch.


Karl should be retired in the corner to be honest.

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I don't think War Machine's talk is going to bother Askren too much: "‏@WarMachine170
WOW! He actually finished someone? Karl Amassou must really suck!"



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