FIGHT NIGHT FRIGHT ( NY Post article ) - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
N1's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 4,642
FIGHT NIGHT FRIGHT ( NY Post article )

CBS may be hitting its mixed martial arts program with the final knockout blow.

CBS is struggling for ratings and fan enthusiasm for the Saturday night primetime show - the first of its kind on broadcast TV. They are flagging it only three months into the show's premiere.

"EliteXC: Primetime" debuted on CBS last May. It was greeted with some controversy since the no-holds-barred fighting has been available only on pay-per-view and cable TV.

The original plan was to have a primetime fight every other month.

But reportedly, the network was shocked by how badly the last fight, called "Unfinished Business," did in the ratings.

Despite a poor showing, CBS apparently does not want to give up on the idea of turning the sometime savage mixed martial arts into primetime fare.

Rumors have also resurfaced that CBS is once again in talks with UFC - the first and better-known of the competing fight leagues - to take over the timeslot.

Calls to UFC and CBS were not returned.

Meanwhile, at least one more "EliteXC" match will air - an Oct. 4 match showcasing Kimbo Slice against Ken Shamrock.

Kovalev - Golovkin
N1 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome