SF: Melendez vs. Masvidal draws 430,000 viewers

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Strikeforce earned an average of 460,000 viewers for its live Saturday broadcast of “Melendez vs. Masvidal” on Showtime.

Sherdog.com on Tuesday confirmed the figure with an industry source, who also revealed that the program earned a 1.35 household rating.

Headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal, the Dec. 17 event emanated from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif. Melendez retained his 155-pound strap, outpointing his scrappy challenger en route to a unanimous decision victory.

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