Ratings for this past weekend's Bellator 52 event were up 70 percent from the week prior, and the Oct. 1 event scored the second-highest audience in the promotion's history with 269,000 viewers on MTV2.
Bellator 52, which took place at Louisiana's L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, featured the promotion's season-five heavyweight quarterfinal bouts and went head-to-head with UFC on Versus 6. Spike.com streamed the preliminary card.
An immediate replay of the event scored 196,000 viewers, marking a combined audience of 465,000 viewers for the first two airings of Bellator 52.
Just two weeks prior, Bellator 50 scored an all-time low of 114,000 viewers while facing competition from UFC Fight Night 25 and NCAA football.
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