bellator rating 5/12/2014

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  1. CardinalAqua

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  2. emperor

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    Eh, I don't think anyone expected that card to do well in the ratings.
     
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    Brings season average to 668k
     
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    Damn. I wasn't expecting it to be that low.
     
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    110 - 880,000
    111- 653,000
    112 - 699,000
    113 - 507,000
    114 - 711,000
    115 - 830,000
    116 - 572,000
    117 - 610,000
    118 - 701,000
    119 - 511,000

    Season 10 Avg: 668,000
    Season 9 Avg: 671,000

    Final average is slightly down year over year.
     
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    Last season's average was skewed WAY up by the PPV event that wasn't. Put aside that outlier and it's probably up just a little season over season.
     
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    Sure probably but it's still way under where it needs to be. It also probably helped make up the low outlier of Bellator 98 which was a Saturday show and only did 437,000.
     
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    I've got no idea where their ratings "need to be."
     
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    At least at the stations prime time average which hovers between 800,000-900,000.
     
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    No clue what Spike truly wants from them but this article is from today.

    http://mmajunkie.com/2014/05/spike-...future-not-hanging-in-balance-on-pay-per-view

     
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    Low costing sports don't need to be at prime time averages because advertising money is higher with sports because people are more likely to watch advertisements for live events. How much lee-way that buys I don't know, but I know it lowers the expectation bar down.
     
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    I didnt think theyd even get 500k with being such a brutal card on paper. Des green main event while losing their 3 most intriguing fights imo.
     
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    If I made the decisions, they would do 1 million+ every week. Bellator has been goofy, especially since being on Spike. They let their best fighter go, they did not sign guys that could establish their roster either immediately or down the line, and they have done 4-man tourney's nobody could possibly care about, and much much more to hurt themselves. I'm surprised they are in business. they seem to think the worst things about the UFC are the reason the UFC has made it big, while missing reality and fking up their product.

    UFC is going to buy them and get back on Spike when Fox deal is up, fk it..
     
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    A Bellator tourney final should always do decent ratings. But they want to undermine their tourney's, and do it all the wrong way.
     
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    MMA is not a low cost sport. The production and travel costs alone are expensive. Not to mention some fighters purses can be as much as it cost to make some reality a shows.

    The only saving grace is they have sponsors and at least a site fee or live gate to supplement. Their other saving grace is they are owned by Viacom which will give them leeway since they don't get a Liscensing deal or guaranteed amount.

    Kevin Kay when he first talked about Bellator on Spike he said we would have to give it two years. He sited shows like Blue Mountain State and TNA that started only getting terrible numbers of like 600-700,000 at first but eventually got over a million average after being given time.

    Bellator will not be able to afford to be real competitor if they can't get their average up.
     
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    As long as Dana is gone before that day comes I won't mind. I'll watch the fights on the UFC, but I can't stand giving support towards anything Dana does at this point.
     
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    I don't like Dana as a public figure, because he doesn't get how much he actually lowers the bar with his persona. But he actually is just a regular guy, and a decent business person. He should have been called early and put in check for his Loretta Hunt outburst and things of that nature, and he wasn't, so shame on America more than shame on Dana. He's a Boston guy and not really that bad, he just wasn't forced to put on a public front like he should have been.
     
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    I'm surprised it did that well
     
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    Sports like MMA are much cheaper for networks to produce than conventional television programming. I know Spike picks up a lot of shows on the cheap, but that only works in Bellator's favour since they aren't investing a whole lot of other original properties.

    Normal TV shows can cost in the millions per episode, whereas something like Bellator would be much less than that, so Spike isn't going to go into panic mode over the ratings unless they bottom out entirely.
     
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    Nice!

    Somebody has even the gate attendance ratings of Bellator events?
     

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