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Ratings Report: Bellator 180 peaks at 1.3 million viewers during Bader vs. Davis in +3 DVR viewership

Bellator 180 took place this past Saturday from Madison Square Garden in New York City and was headlined by Ryan Bader winning the Bellator light heavyweight title with a split decision victory over Phil Davis.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Tuesday by Nielson that Bellator 180 drew a combined 901,000 viewers on Spike (758,000) and CMT (143,000) in the preliminary ratings (Live+SD). On Thursday, Spike announced in a press release that the combined viewership for Bellator 180 on both cable networks in the +3 DVR ratings was 963,000 viewers and peaked at 1.3 million viewers at 9:46 p.m. ET during Bader vs. Davis.

Bellator 180 marked the eleventh event for Bellator in 2017 and when it comes to +3 DVR viewership, Bellator is averaging 811,000 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
Bellator 180: 901k*

*- Combined viewership on Spike and CMT

The next Bellator event is set for July 14 from the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and it will be headlined by a trilogy bout between Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz.