Bellator 91 on Thursday night drew an average of 901,000 viewers on Spike TV.

That’s a significant upturn of 164,000 viewers over the previous week and hands Bellator their second best ratings on Spike so far, beaten out only by the 938,000 who tuned in for the season premiere.

The show also posted season best demographics with an 0.8 rating amongst males 18-49 and 0.7 for males 18-34, while an immediate replay drew an additional 341,000 viewers.

It’s not immediately clear why the ratings jumped this week in particular, with there not being a noticeable pre-fight buzz around the headlining 205lb title clash between Christian M’Pumbu and Atilla Veigh, but that fight did peak at over 1 million viewers.

Whatever the reason it’s good news for Bellator and Spike, with the ratings having been trending towards the lower end of the 700-800,000 range in recent weeks.

Bellator 85: 938,000 viewers
Bellator 86: 812,000 viewers
Bellator 87: 705,000 viewers
Bellator 88: 807,000 viewers
Bellator 89: 719,000 viewers
Bellator 90: 737,000 viewers
Bellator 91: 901,000 viewers