Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 took place on Friday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and the event was headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scoring his fifth straight victory as he defeated Satoshi Ishii bysplit decision.

According to Nielson sources, Bellator 157’s preliminary live average viewership landed at 601,000 viewers and the Bellator Kickboxing 2 fight card averaged 418,000 viewers. With the viewership from Friday’s Bellator 157, the average viewership for Bellator MMA in 2016 on Spike in the preliminary ratings in 767,000 viewers.

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
Bellator 154: 709,000
Bellator 155: 653,000
Bellator 156: 482,000
Bellator 157: 601,000

2 Responses


    Not great ratings. Why in the world do the suits at Viacom not use B.E.T network, or the CBS Sports network to televise the Bellator Preliminary Fights. Since those networks are all owned by Viacom. Or simply sell the Bellator Preliminary Fights rights to YouTube so YouTube can televise the Bellator Preliminary Fights. But when it comes to things that make sense with suits, those are the things that don’t make sense.


    Also, what would be so hard about seeking a one night exemption from a Athletic Commission to host Kickboxing in a MMA cage when doing a Dynamite card? There would not be that view obstruction of a ring sitting there from the fans point of view and everything could be centralized in one cage. It would only be once a year, so what would be the problem? Again, that makes too much sense for the suits at Viacom.