Bellator 158 took place this past Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England and the event was headlined by former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima securing a rematch against current welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov with a decision victory over Paul Daley.
In the preliminary television ratings (Live+SD), the fight card had 556,000 viewers and the card saw a 15 percent increase in viewership in the +3 DVR ratings with 640,000 viewers according to a Spike press release on Thursday.
Along with announcing the average viewership for Bellator 158, Spike release several other notes on the ratings from last Saturday night’s international event.
Card peaked at 940,000 viewers.
Bellator placed #2 behind MLB on FS1 on Saturday night (primetime) for sports event programming on cable (#3 overall on television behind the PBC on FOX).
On Facebook, The Michael Page knockout post became the most viewed Facebook video ever (Bellator) – 3.3 million views and counting.
Bellator generated over 90,000 total social media mentions, which is the most ever for a Bellator event.
Spike UK averaged at 108,000 viewers and peaked at 154,000 making this one of the highest rating Bellator events Spike UK has had.
On Channel 5, the show attracted an average audience of 418,000 and peaked at 550,000 – a 3.42% share of viewers.
Bellator performed well for male & young audiences beating Channel 4 for male viewers across the overall time that Bellator was on air on Channel 5.
With the +3 DVR numbers from Saturday night, Bellator is averaging 827,000 viewers this year in the +3 DVR ratings and the complete +3 DVR Ratings for Bellator in 2016 are below.