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Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:36 pm

The UFC Hall of Famers, who headlined this past Saturday’s heavily promoted Bellator 131 event, helped Spike TV draw an average audience of 1.2 million viewers for the night’s broadcast.

More specifically, the headliner, which took place at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center and saw Ortiz earn a split-decision victory, averaged 1.8 million viewers and hit a high of 2 million.

According to Spike TV, the record-setting event is the most-watched and highest–rated MMA fight on cable TV in 2014. It’s also the highest rated event in Bellator history.

“Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for everybody, and I’m thrilled to see our efforts were so well-received by our fans,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated. “I’m very proud of our entire Bellator and Spike family for all of the hard work they put resulting in these record-breaking ratings. The most exciting thing for me is the knowledge that that we are just getting started, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store for the future.”

According to Spike TV, the Ortiz-Bonnar headliner is also the second highest-rated MMA fight telecast in all of TV among men 18-34 and men 18-49 in 2014. That includes network-televised UFC on FOX events.

In addition to Ortiz vs. Bonnar, which received the bulk of the event’s promotional muscle, Bellator 131 saw Will Brooks defeat former champ Michael Chandler to win the organization’s undisputed lightweight title, which Eddie Alvarez vacated earlier this year when signing with the UFC.

Bellator wrapped up its 11th season with Saturday’s event. Overall, the Season 11 events averaged 724,000 viewers.

As a comparison, Saturday’s UFC 180 prelims on FOX Sports 1 reportedly drew 624,000 viewers, and WSOF 15 on NBCSN drew 179,000.
http://mmajunkie.com/2014/11/spike-tv-bellator-131-tito-vs-bonnar-peaks-with-2-million-viewers

Well like it or not viacoms new strategy worked....

BELLAFORCE stole the show going head to head to head with a ufc ppv and a free wsof show.

This is HUGE! !

Not only does it confirm the change is working its also positive in that people were drawn in by Tito vs bonnar but also seen Brooks vs Chandler in IMHO the best fight of the night.

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Re: Bellator 131 peaks @ 2 million viewers

Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:38 pm

Fuck all you haters who were salty since the jump! !!

Change is a coming and BELLAFORCE is leading the charge on the home front.

These guys are willing to do anything and everything to become #1 and uniting mma outside zuffa is next.

WAR SCOTT COKER AND BELLAFORCE Smile

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Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:12 pm

Anybody seen stu???? Smile

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Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:05 pm

Bellator 131 peaked at 2 million viewers but there's more ....

Bellator 131 averaged 1.2 million viewers, it was the second highest rated mma fight telecast in all of TV among men 18-34 and men 18-49 in 2014 including ufc on fox events.

Bellator season 11 averaged 724,000 viewers in comparison ufc 180 Prelims on fs1 drew 624,000 viewers and WSOF 15 on nbcsn drew 179,000 viewers.

WAR BELLAFORCE! !

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Post by God of Thunder on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:08 pm

Coker is apparently doing the right moves. I don´t mind if they use old UFC stars every now and then to gain viewers as long as they keep building new stars.
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Re: Bellator 131 peaks @ 2 million viewers

Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:17 pm

Agreed bro ...

Patience is s virtue Smile

I been saying transition period would lead to great things and here we are a record breaking night.

BELLAFORCE is using ufcs brainwash against them buy putting well known ufc Icons in lineup and almost unwillingly the zombies horde comes crawling ....

And unwittingly watch a superior product and wont take long for fans and fighters to see the great homegrown talent and the fact Viacom and coker are all about fans and fighters.

Again FUCK THE HATERS BELLAFORCE IS HERE TO STAY! ! Smile

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Post by CDF47 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Bellator with 2 million viewer peak while going against WSOF on NBC Sports and UFC PPV.  Most watched MMA event in 2014 so far.  Impressive.

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Re: Bellator 131 peaks @ 2 million viewers

Post by stu3ufc on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:49 pm

fka wrote:Anybody seen stu???? Smile

the event was trash

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Post by stu3ufc on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:51 pm

2 million people watching a bunch of mismatches for the company favourites i.e king mo

they keep throwing him bums

typical rich chou match making

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Post by Rocksoldier84 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:54 pm

stu3ufc wrote:2 million people watching a bunch of mismatches for the company favourites i.e king mo

they keep throwing him bums

typical rich chou match making

To be fair, Vedepo was a last minute replacement as was Jacoby. He was supposed to fight Tom DeBlass but he kept pulling out. Mo doesn't need mismatches since he's one of their best.
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Post by stu3ufc on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:57 pm

king mo cant beat anyone top ranked

FACT

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Post by Rocksoldier84 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:04 pm

Beat Mousasi when he was on a 15 fight unbeaten streak. Zayats is a good fighter. Losing to Newton and Rampage is nothing to be ashamed of. I'm sure there's some he can beat.
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Re: Bellator 131 peaks @ 2 million viewers

Post by fka on Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Don't waste your time stus a straight hater and is scrambling fir something negative to say .... Smile

Whens the last time cage warriors did 2 million viewers? ???

This was the 2nd highest rated mma event OF THE ENTIRE YEAR and set a new bellator record ALL TIME including your favorite bjorn rebneys tournaments and ppv attempts.


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Post by Hamilcar on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:51 pm

If I'm not mistaken, 2 million tops all MMA events of all time, right? UFC 100 was the top viewed event, before, with 1.6 million.
So, this would bring BELLAFORCE to the top! Even if it is not the most viewed MMA event of all time (if Pride or something else holds the record) this would certainly beat the UFC's record.

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Post by Rocksoldier84 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:38 am

fka wrote:Don't waste your time stus a straight hater and is scrambling fir something negative to say .... Smile

Whens the last time cage warriors did 2 million viewers? ???

This was the 2nd highest rated mma event OF THE ENTIRE YEAR and set a new bellator record ALL TIME including your favorite bjorn rebneys tournaments and ppv attempts.


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Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:00 am

WOW Tito–Bonnar WWE freakshow worked!
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Re: Bellator 131 peaks @ 2 million viewers

Post by fka on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:33 am

Yeah Tito still carries some value and spike did a great job promoting.

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Post by CDF47 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:01 pm

Rocksoldier84 wrote:Beat Mousasi when he was on a 15 fight unbeaten streak. Zayats is a good fighter. Losing to Newton and Rampage is nothing to be ashamed of. I'm sure there's some he can beat.

Agreed

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Post by CDF47 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:03 pm

Hamilcar wrote:If I'm not mistaken, 2 million tops all MMA events of all time, right?  UFC 100 was the top viewed event, before, with 1.6 million.
So, this would bring BELLAFORCE to the top!  Even if it is not the most viewed MMA event of all time (if Pride or something else holds the record) this would certainly beat the UFC's record.

In North America on cable television it is a really good rating but not all time high (some past UFC shows on Spike past this). The Fedor/Rogers fight peaked at 5.6 million or so and the Kimbo fights for EliteXC got up to 6 million or so on CBS.

I think this is the highest rating in North America in 2014 but not 100 percent sure.


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