Bellator 52 earns 2nd highest ratings ever

by John Morgan | source:

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. 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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Smug Sapien site profile image  

10/5/11 5:48 PM by Smug Sapien

I'm hypothesizing that the numbers are going to skyrocket when it moves to Spike.

HELWIG site profile image  

10/5/11 5:25 PM by HELWIG

 "Support a fraction of the sport"?

tourist site profile image  

10/5/11 4:23 PM by tourist

I have Bellator set to record on my DVR since it has a regular time slot. Their shows are usually really good.I think the free UFC did not get much hype. I thought it was going to be on Sunday night, as most of the other Versus shows have been and ended up watching part of the replay accidently.

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10/5/11 2:47 PM by Archangel

Great news.

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10/5/11 12:34 PM by xcouturefan

Support mma(when it's zuffa mma)- UG News

amack10 site profile image  

10/4/11 9:24 PM by amack10

or maybe people like me dont get versus and are stuck with bellator

InvisibleControl site profile image  

10/4/11 8:15 PM by InvisibleControl

Umm, anyone stop and think that a lot of those ratings were from people thinking they were watching the UFC event? I mean it seems retarded but some people aren't very smart. People were probably tuning in to see the fights and didn't know the difference. I think the high number has to do with the fact UFC was live on free TV that night and morons didn't know the difference.

JBob300 site profile image  

10/4/11 8:06 PM by JBob300

steady growth in ratings = zuffa smash

Douche site profile image  

10/4/11 7:36 PM by Douche

I cant wait to CANCEL MTV2!Yes, I pay xtra money for MTV2. Im a true fan of the sport.

Neil Funk site profile image  

10/4/11 7:30 PM by Neil Funk

 I enjoyed the fights, I'm growing quite fond of Bellator