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Bellator 38 ratings dip again, event averages 150,000 MTV2 viewers

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Bellator ratings dipped for a second week, and this past weekend's Bellator 38 event drew a season-low 150,000 viewers on MTV2.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the ratings information with an event source.

The March 26 event, which took place at Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica Resorts, Miss., aired at a special start time of 7 p.m. ET/PT to avoid overlapping with Spike TV's broadcast of UFC Fight Night 24.

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Post #1   3/29/11 7:15:29PM   

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Damn, a lot of people missed that Inverted Tri.

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I was quite bummed to read this article! Bellator has been putting on great shows. They had one weak show so far, I don't even remember which one it was. Lately their cards have just been pure action! And I am sick to death of the million posts and threads about the inverted triangle, but it really was awesome.

It's free too! Every week! How can more people not be up on this?? I was watching MMA all day on Saturday, and it really was a fantastic day of fights.

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3 problems with Bellator
1. MTV 2 isn't in HD everywhere
2. When you put yourself on Saturdays you are competeing with the big boys. You get less space on the front of Sherdog, Junkie, Weekly if any.
3. They change the name to Bellator 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. You can't just do a one time DVR setting you have to record it every week.

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they should have some higher ratings with 39 & 40, both are big cards

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Posted by postman

3 problems with Bellator
1. MTV 2 isn't in HD everywhere
2. When you put yourself on Saturdays you are competeing with the big boys. You get less space on the front of Sherdog, Junkie, Weekly if any.
3. They change the name to Bellator 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. You can't just do a one time DVR setting you have to record it every week.




Incredible analysis. Send that to Bjorn and the MTV execs!! That stuff costs viewers by the boatload. Hell, I didn't know MTV2 was in HD anywhere.... As for the name changing, that is so weird that they do that. Call it Bellator Fighting Championship(s?), and put the event details in the info section. Just like with every other show/ sporting event....

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they need better promotion and advertising

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Posted by postman

3 problems with Bellator
1. MTV 2 isn't in HD everywhere
2. When you put yourself on Saturdays you are competeing with the big boys. You get less space on the front of Sherdog, Junkie, Weekly if any.
3. They change the name to Bellator 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. You can't just do a one time DVR setting you have to record it every week.


I was wondering why my DVR wouldn't put the episodes in one folder, thanks!

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UFC was that same night...so yeah it dipped.

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Yeah, I tried watching both Bellator and UFC, because my cable box said it was on at 10:00 and not 7:00, but when I turned Bellator on at 10:00 all i got was stupid Bully Beatdown. Man I hate that show...

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not a big deal the ratings dipped during their two weakest cards. The lhw tourney with 0 name value a and their featherweight tourney which we all know how little love the little guys get. The next few cards have the semis and there champions get to beshowcased

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Posted by pmoney


Posted by postman

3 problems with Bellator
1. MTV 2 isn't in HD everywhere
2. When you put yourself on Saturdays you are competeing with the big boys. You get less space on the front of Sherdog, Junkie, Weekly if any.
3. They change the name to Bellator 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. You can't just do a one time DVR setting you have to record it every week.




Incredible analysis. Send that to Bjorn and the MTV execs!! That stuff costs viewers by the boatload. Hell, I didn't know MTV2 was in HD anywhere.... As for the name changing, that is so weird that they do that. Call it Bellator Fighting Championship(s?), and put the event details in the info section. Just like with every other show/ sporting event....



Then to top it off this week they are running a show in Conn. well guess who just happens to be in the final 4 that same day.

Post #12   3/30/11 9:58:08AM