Fight Master: Bellator MMA TV Ratings See 26-Percent Increase in Week Two

June 27, 2013
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FIGHTMASTER_LogoBellator’s new reality series, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, opened to less than stellar TV ratings in its first week, but saw a marked increase for its second episode.

While the premiere drew 432,000 viewers, Wednesday night’s Episode 2 improved to 545,000 viewers. That is a 26-percent increase week over week.

Fight Master’s season premiere was up against the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, so some of the increase in viewership could stem from the hockey final having finished up a few days ago.

Fight Master: Bellator MMA is similar to its Spike TV predecessor, The Ultimate Fighter, but has a slightly different twist to how the teams are divvied up. Much like the singing competition The Voice the participants select their teams instead of being chosen by the coaches.

The show started with 32 welterweight athletes that pair off, trying to fight their way onto the show. The winners of the fights gain the opportunity to select from one of four coaches.

Much like The Voice, the coaches jockey for position, trying to sway fighters into selecting their respective teams.

The coaches for this inaugural season are former UFC champions Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock, elite coach Greg Jackson, and former Bellator champion Joe Warren.

Fighter Master airs weekly on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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  • Master

    Listening to Frank Shamrock is painful as well as listening to the self proclaimed most dangerous man “joe warren”. What a joke, just put the fights on.

  • New Girl

    I tune into the fights only because my husband likes them. But I’m loving the concept of this new show because I get to learn about the individuals and their development (hopefully, too soon to know for sure) and it may make me a new fan. It may not be the format a typical MMA fan looks forward to, but I like it!