Bellator wrapped up their final season on MTV2 at the weekend with an average of 191,000 viewers watching the action live.
That’s a solid way to end after a major drop the week before when just 105,000 viewers tuned in and ranks as the second most watched event of the season.
Not bad at all considering they had competition from ‘UFC On FX 6’ on the same evening.
These ratings will be quickly forgotten though as all attention is now on their forthcoming debut on Spike TV next month.
In a recent interview Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke of the potential for “10 to 15 times” the number of viewers to be watching their shows on that network in 2013. That’s certainly in the region that the UFC managed to achieve, but it’s not necessarily going to be that easy for Bellator just to waltz in and start pulling those kind of numbers of the bat.
If they can land anywhere near the million mark though then that would be a huge leap and would put them into direct competition with the kind of numbers that the UFC has experienced for it’s live shows on FX this year, so it’s certainly going to be intriguing to monitor their ratings in the coming year.