Bellator 115 took place on Friday night at the Reno Events Center in Nevada and the card was headlined by Vitalty Minakov retaining the Bellator heavyweight title with a decision victory over Cheick Kongo.
According to Nielsen sources, Bellator 115’s preliminary viewership landed at 828,000 total viewers and has since increased 5.5 percent to 874,000 total viewers thanks to the live+3 DVR numbers. When it came to the live peak audience, the live+3 DVR also increased that number to 1,230,000 peak viewers (10:55 p.m.) and that is an increase of nearly 9 percent
The 5.5 percent increase in the average viewership is the lowest increase of any Bellator season ten show. The lowest increase prior to last week’s event was Bellator 112, which saw a 7 percent increase in the average viewership.
As a reminder, this adjustments was 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.
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