Live event did 480k
Fight Master did 432k
That's really bad, but not as extreme as the report/speculation.
Morgan needs to settle the hell down. The sky isn't falling, chicken little.
But Viacom does need to not be so ridiculously short-sighted. They are threatening to ruin the foundation that the MMA minds with Bellator laid.
Yes, it's foolish to keep switching nights. They went from Thursday to Wednesday all of a sudden. Then I believe their next season debut will be on a Saturday, before settling in on Fridays. Many don't know when they are on unlike before, and indeed returning to Fridays like on MTV2 is a horrible plan.
Also, it was overly optimistic to think the average fan wanted to sit thru that much MMA, especially when there are a billion commercials in between.
And I've already talked to you about the myopia of forcing stars in one-sided matches down our throats instead of trying to put the best matches possible like Alvarez-Chandler and hope they emerge from them. Fans will stay tuned in and come back for exciting matches. Last nights matches were predictably not exciting.
Their problems are easily fixable, it's just a question if the cheap geniuses who brought us Repo Games can do it, or they'll start letting the Bellator people actually do their jobs. They think they built UFC, and that's deluded. That's who the Bellator brass are dealing with.