The penultimate event of
Bellator’s eighth season averaged 713,000 viewers for its
Thursday-night broadcast on Spike TV.
Sherdog.com recently confirmed the figure with an industry source,
who also relayed that the show’s immediate replay earned an
additional 359,000 viewers for a total of 1.07 million viewers over
the four-hour block.
The live figure represents a slight downturn for the fight program,
which netted 741,000 during last week’s Bellator 93 broadcast.
Bellator’s season high was set in its debut on Spike TV, as
Bellator 85 attracted 938,000 observers to the Viacom-owned cable
network on Jan. 17.
Bellator 94 took place March 28 at the University of South
Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., and saw Emanuel
Newton capture the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament crown
by outpointing Mikhail
Zayats in the evening’s main event. Lightweight David
Rickels also earned himself a title shot by notching a
controversial second-round technical knockout over Saad Awad in the
Bellator 94 co-headliner.