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Ratings Report: Bellator 153 averages 618,000 viewers in preliminary ratings

Bellator 153 took place on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and the event was headlined by Andrey Koreshkov retaining the welterweight title with a decision victory against former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

According to Nielson sources, Bellator 153’s preliminary live average viewership landed at 618,000 viewers and the average viewership for Bellator in 2016 in the preliminary ratings is 872,000.

When it came to the sports competition on Friday night, the night was won by NBA playoff games on ESPN. The early game (7-9:39p ET) between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons drew 2.669 million, while the late game (9:39p-12:04a ET) between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzles came in with 2.685 million.

The preliminary viewership ratings for Bellator in 2016 are below and the +3 DVR ratings for this fight card will be available later this week.

Bellator 148: 566,000
Bellator 149: 1,964,000
Bellator 150: 733,000
Bellator 151: 768,000
Bellator 152: 580,000
Bellator 153: 618,000