Rory MacDonald
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Ratings Report: Bellator 179 draws 659k viewers in +3 DVR viewership

Bellator 179 took place this past Friday from the SSE Arena in London, England and was headlined by Rory MacDonald winning his promotional debut as he scored his first submission victory since 2010 when he defeated Paul Daley in the second round via a rear-naked choke.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Monday by Nielson that the main card on Spike delivered 607,000 viewers and Spike TV announced on Wednesday that the fight card came in with 659,000 viewers in the +3 DVR ratings. Along with announcing the average viewership, Spike announced that the main event fight between MacDonald and Daley averaged 877,000 viewers and had a peak audience of 955,000 viewers.

Bellator 179 marked the tenth event for Bellator in 2017 and when it comes to +3 DVR viewership, Bellator is averaging 802,000 viewers and the viewership for all of the Bellator events this year in the +3 DVR viewership are below. (Note: +3 DVR viewership is via Spike)

Bellator 170: 1.5 million
Bellator 171: 795k
Bellator 172: 873k
Bellator 173: 618k
Bellator 174: 755k
Bellator 175: 1 million
Bellator 176: 496k
Bellator 177: 595k
Bellator 178: 733k
Bellator 179: 659k

The next Bellator event is set for June 24 from Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be headlined by Wanderlei Silva making his promotional debut against Chael Sonnen.