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Ratings Report: Bellator 181 peaks at 912k during Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz in +3 DVR viewership

Bellator 181 took place this past Friday from WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and was headlined by Derek Campos winning his fourth straight fight as he defeated Brandon Girtz by doctor stoppage at the end of the second round.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Monday by Nielson that Bellator 181 drew 514,000 viewers on Spike in the preliminary ratings (Live+SD). On Wednesday, Spike announced in a press release that the fight card drew 573,000 viewers and peaked at 912,000 viewers in the main event bout between Campos and Girtz.

Bellator 181 marked the 12th event for Bellator in 2017 on Spike and when it comes to +3 DVR viewership, Bellator is averaging 792,000 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*
Bellator 181: 573k

*- Combined viewership on Spike and CMT

The next Bellator event is set for August 25 from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York and the fight card will be headlined by a key matchup in the welterweight division as former Bellator champion Andrey Koreshkov faces Chidi Njokuani.