Bellator 69 Hits Season High TV Ratings

May 22, 2012
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Bellator 69 PosterBellator 69 on Friday night pulled in the highest TV ratings of any Bellator event of the promotion’s sixth season.

The tenth event of the season, Bellator 69 drew an average of 209,000 viewers, topping Bellator 64 and Bellator 62, which each pulled in 175,000 viewers.

Bellator 69 featured Maiquel Falcao winning the Season 6 Middleweight Tournament to set up a showdown with Alexander Shlemenko for the middleweight title vacated by Hector Lombard’s exodus to the UFC.

The card also featured two of the top female fighters in the world, as Jessica Aguilar proved her worth by toppling the former No. 1 woman, Megumi Fujii.

The 209,000 viewers on MTV2 is a strong number for Bellator after averaging just 158,200 viewers per show this season, which closes out with Friday’s Bellator 70 in New Orleans.

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  • Friday night is a tough night to attract MMA’s target audience and MTV2 is hard to find in the cable line up, it is channel 618 on Direct TV, so it is great to see the audience improving.
    If you aren’t watching you are missing some great and entertaining fights.

  • I like that they had the women’s fight. I work third shift and it let me get a snooze in before I had to leave.