Bellator’s ‘Fight Master’ reality show drew an average of 539,000 viewers for it’s ninth episode on Spike TV this past Thursday night.
That’s down 56,000 viewers from the previous week, but nonetheless it’s still a reasonable result given that the show slumped as low as 398,000 viewers just two episodes ago.
So it would appear that the decision to move ‘Fight Master’ to Thursday nights following TNA Wrestling (which drew 1.25 million viewers on Thursday night) was a good one to help steady the ship.
Hopefully it won’t continue to leak viewers in the coming weeks though as it’d be nice to see the show at least keep above the 500,000 watermark for the remainder of it’s run.
That shows you how much expectations have dropped for this show over the weeks though given that going into the debut season of the show my hopes for it were much higher.
While I didn’t expect it to reach the 1.5 million+ viewers that The Ultimate Fighter used to pull on Spike TV, I did believe it had a decent chance to at least pull similar numbers to the previous season of Bellator live events on the channel – around the 700-900,000 mark.
With that in mind I still question whether this show is going to make it to a second season. If it does it’ll have to remain firmly attached to TNA as it doesn’t appear to have the legs to make it on it’s own.
Fight Master TV Ratings So Far:
Episode 1: 432,000 viewers
Episode 2: 545,000 viewers
Episode 3: 676,000 viewers
Episode 4: 505,000 viewers
Episode 5: 441,000 viewers
Episode 6: 629,000 viewers
Episode 7: 398,000 viewers
Episode 8: 595,000 viewers
Episode 9: 539,000 viewers