Bellator takes huge ratings drop in summer opener

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Despite a main event between two of it’s more recognizable athletes, Seth Petruzelli, and Muhammed Lawal (King Mo), the ratings for last night’s Bellator were subpar:

The latest bit of evidence comes in the form of Bellator ratings. Bellator in its first season on Spike TV averaged 809,000 viewers, airing directly after TNA Impact on Thursday nights at 10 p.m.

On Wednesday night, it had its first show on Spike TV that didn’t have a pro wrestling lead-in. The show headlined by “King” Mo Lawal against Seth Petruzelli did a 0.4 rating and 480,000 viewers from 8-10 p.m.

The debut of Fightmaster, Bellator’s new reality show starring coaches Frank Shamrock, Randy Couture, Joe Warren and Greg Jackson, did 432,000 viewers from 10-11 p.m. Neither show cracked the top 100 in the 18-49 demographic for Wednesday.

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