Bellator 144 took place on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and the card was headlined by Rafael Carvalho winning the vacant middleweight title with a TKO victory over Brandon Halsey.

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According to Nielson sources, Bellator 144’s preliminary live average viewership landed at 555,000 total viewers and this is the lowest viewership for the Bellator product since Scott Coker took over as President of the promotion.

When it came to the sports competition, the Bellator card went up against the American League Championship Series Game 6 on FOX Sports 1 (5.6 million) and College Football on ESPN (1.2 million)

With the viewership from Friday night, the overall average for a Bellator event in 2015 is 757,000 viewers and the complete television history for Bellator under Scott Coker is below.

Bellator 122: 572,000
Bellator 123: 667,000
Bellator 124: 771,000
Bellator 125: 742,000
Bellator 126: 656,000
Bellator 127: 609,000
Bellator 128: 668,000
Bellator 129: 564,000
Bellator 130: 664,000
Bellator 131: 1.2 million *
Bellator 132: 767,000
Bellator 133: 565,000
Bellator 134: 872,000 *
Bellator 135: 607,000
Bellator 136: 655,000
Bellator 137: 594,000
Bellator 138: 1.6 million *
Bellator 139: 764,000
Bellator 140: 722,000
Bellator 141: 666,000
Bellator 142: 800,000 *
Bellator 143: 669,000
Bellator 144: 555,000

* – Tent Pole Event

5 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    I’m not surprised at all. It had a ton of major competition. Shark Tank did 6.279 million viewers, 20/20 did 5.283 million, Hawaii Five O did 8.392 million. Blue Bloods had 10.267 million viewers, Dateline had 4.582 million. etc. Plus the ALCS game and College football. This is what Bellator goes up against on Friday nights. But nobody ever mentions that this is why their ratings suck. Plus the NBA on ESPN. And some specials on certain networks.

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    What do you think of WSOF doing Bellator’s tourney rules with their tourney next month? And what do you think of the WSOF lawsuit? You think their days are numbered? It’s better if they fold bc they have been a major failure so far.

    Are you excited for the new NBA season Jason? You think your Magic have a chance at the playoffs? I don’t get the Scott Skilies hiring. Do you like that he’s the new coach or you wanted someone else?

    Also what are your NBA Finals prediction?

    • Hardcore MMA fan

      Were ya at Jason? You mad? Or just busy?

      What do you think about a potential Angle vs Shamrock fight in Bellator? That would do record ratings for them. I wish Kurt Angle tried MMA 15 yrs ago. Him vs Randy Couture would be a good fight.
      First he should fight Ken Shamrock, then Couture.

      Bellator really loves them senior freak show fights.

      Will you post or stream the Bellator press conference?

      • Jason Floyd

        I answered all of your questions on today’s edition of The MMA Report Podcast. Show will be streamed at 2p ET on the Radio Influence TuneIn Channel and will be available for podcasting starting at 4p ET.