Melvin Guillard
Bellator MMA

Ratings Report: Bellator 159 averages 668,000 viewers

Bellator 159 took place on Friday night at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas and was headlined by Joe Taimanglo scoring one of the biggest upsets in Bellator history as he defeated Darrion Caldwell by submission.

According to Nielson sources, Bellator 159’s preliminary average viewership landed at 668,000 viewers and the average viewership for Bellator in 2016 in the preliminary ratings is 741,500.

When it came to the competition on cable, the night was won by Alaskan Bush People on Discovery Channel with 2.139 million viewers. Other top programs on cable included Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel), Girl Meets World (Disney Channel) and Rap Game (Lifetime Television).

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
Bellator 158: 556,000
Bellator 159: 668,000