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Ratings Report: Bellator 183 peaks at 966k during Patricky Pitbull vs. Benson Henderson in +3 DVR viewership

Bellator 183 took place this past Saturday from the SAP Center in San Jose, California and was headlined by Patricky “Pitbull” Freire scoring a split decision victory over former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Tuesday by Nielson that Bellator 183 drew 598,000 viewers on Spike in the preliminary ratings (Live+SD). On Thursday, Spike announced in a press release that the fight card drew 646,000 viewers and peaked at 966,000 viewers in the main event bout between Pitbull and Henderson.

Bellator 183 marked the 14th event for Bellator in 2017 on Spike and when it comes to +3 DVR viewership, Bellator is averaging 765,000 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
Bellator 182: 565k
Bellator 183: 646k

*- Combined viewership on Spike and CMT

The next Bellator event is set for next Friday night from the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and the fight card will be headlined by a title fight as Eduardo Dantas defends the bantamweight title against Darrion Caldwell.