Spike: Bellator 108 Averaged 793,000 Viewers, Peaked with 1.2 Million During Main Event

By: Mike Whitman
Nov 19, 2013
Quinton Jackson’s Bellator debut drew a crowd. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

Bellator MMA earned its second-best rating of Season 9 this past Friday when Bellator 108 averaged 793,000 viewers for its two-hour broadcast on Spike TV, according to the cable channel.

The viewership spiked during the evening’s Quinton Jackson-Joey Beltran headliner, which averaged 1.1 million viewers. “Rampage” dispatched the durable Beltran with a hard combination at the end of round one, prompting referee Dan Miragliotta to halt the contest with just one second remaining in the opening frame.

Only Bellator 106 outperformed Friday’s event, as the Nov. 2 show averaged 1.2 million observers. That broadcast peaked with 1.4 million viewers during a lightweight title rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler.

Bellator 108 took place at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., and also saw Vitaly Minakov stop Alexander Volkov to become the Viacom-owned promotion’s new heavyweight king. Additionally, Marcos Galvao made a successful return to action following a nine-month Bellator absence, and Patricio Freire earned another title shot by dispatching Justin Wilcox in the featherweight tournament final.

Bellator Season 9 Live Viewership

Bellator 98: 437,000
Bellator 99: 660,000
Bellator 100: 701,000
Bellator 101: 649,000
Bellator 102: 675,000
Bellator 103: 539,000
Bellator 104: 615,000
Bellator 105: 520,000
Bellator 106: 683,000
Bellator 107: 1,100,000
Bellator 108: 793,000 Bellator Season 9 Ratings (DVR playback included)

Bellator 98: 488,000
Bellator 99: 719,000
Bellator 100: 742,000
Bellator 101: 732,000
Bellator 102: 779,999
Bellator 103: 646,000
Bellator 104: 701,000
Bellator 105: 583,000
Bellator 106: 1,200,000
Bellator 107: 782,000

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