Bellator 52 on Saturday night pulled in a series-high rating of .33 in the key advertiser demographic of Men 18-49, which is good news for the promotion and MTV2 since Bellator 51 pulled abysmal ratings.
The average audience for Bellator 52 was 269,000, a very strong number for a Bellator broadcast on MTV2. Only Bellator 47, at 277,000 viewers, pulled in strong TV ratings.
Bellator 52 featured the opening round of the Season 5 heavyweight tournament, proving the big boys are still an attraction for fight fans. Bellator 47 featured the semifinals of the Summer Series featherweight tournament, but also included a heavyweight bout between Neil Grove and Zak Jensen.