Fight Master Episode 8 Ratings Review

The eighth episode of Fight Master: Bellator MMA debuted in its new Thursday post Impact Wrestling time slot on Spike TV and the reality show was looking to bounce back from last weeks season low performance.FIGHTMASTER_Logo

Thursday night’s episode landed roughly 50% better with a 595k total viewers, compared to a meager 398k total viewers from the previous week.

The lead-in show of Impact Wrestling, which featured a Hardcore Justice “free PPV” show, included a special appearance by two Bellator fighters, Tito Ortiz and Rampage, landed in the top-100 cable shows at 1.319 million viewers. The lead-in to Impact Wrestling Cops, also hit just about 1 million total viewers, meaning FightMaster lost roughly 50% of the total lead-in audience, which still isn’t terrible, but not exactly great.

When it came to the rest of competition in the top-100 cable charts Fight Master also went head-to-head with some NFL preseason football and SportsCenter on ESPN.  The NFL, which did not win the night, hit over 2.9 million viewers and the late SportsCenter hit just over 1 million viewers. The top cable show for the night came by the unlikely show of Family Guy on ADSM which hit just under 3 million viewers, but a winning 1.4 in the 18-49 core demographic.

We will have an updated Bellator ratings chart once the live+3 information becomes available. So as always, stay tuned for more detailed ratings analysis on