Ratings for Bellatorâ€™s fourth season have been less than stellar for MTV2. Unfortunately, the latest event to air on MTV2 - Bellator 37 â€“ drew the smallest numbers of the season, picking up only 173,000 viewers. While MTV2 may not have the viewing base of MTV, thatâ€™s still a surprisingly low number.
The first two shows hosted by MTV2 each garnered over 200,000 viewers, with Bellator 36 peaking at 230,000 viewers (the replay drew a network high 241,000 viewers). There is however good reason for the dip in viewership.
Bellator 37 was forced to content with the NCAA basketball tournament as well as the UFCâ€™s latest preliminary face-book bouts, which are gaining followers with each event.
MMAjunkie.com was the first media outlet to confirm the ratings drop.