Bellator MMA’s first two live fight cards on SpikeTV did very well ratings wise and thanks to some new Nielsen DVR numbers they were adjusted even higher.

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The debut live fight card on SpikeTV, Bellator 85, was adjusted up to a total of 985,000 total viewers (up 5%).

Bellator 86, which did a little lower overall, was also adjusted up to a total of 877,000 total viewers (up 8%).

Both of these adjustments were due to the live + 3 (DVR) numbers which will be released every Tuesday. For those new to Nielsen ratings terminology, live + 3 is a equal to a total of live viewership plus 3 days worth of DVR usage.

Stay with TheMMAReport.com for ongoing coverage of the Nielsen ratings battle between Bellator MMA and the UFC.