View Full Version : "Fedor vs Rogers" 9th Most Watched Fight In MMA History

11-11-2009, 07:24 PM

Although this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” card was star-studded, America showed there was only one star worth watching as CBS received a huge spike just before Fedor Emelianenko took the cage in his U.S. primetime debut.

According to CBS, between at 11PM and 11:15PM, 5.46 million viewers tuned in to watch the Russian TKO the previously undefeated Brett Rogers in the 2ndRound of their contest.

That number is a significant increase from the 4.01 million viewers that watched during the 10:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. timeslot leading-in.

The night was a big hit for Strikeforce and CBS among young males as the final timeslot posted triple-digit increases in viewership with a 3.1 rating for men 18-34, a 3.3 rating for men 18-49, and a 3.5 rating for men 25-54.

Thirty-one percent of the Saturday audience was comprised of 18-34 adults, with the complete card garnering an average of 4.04 million viewers.

Of the four MMA broadcasts CBS had previously hosted, Fedor vs. Rogers ranks third behind “EliteXC: Primetime,” which averaged 4.85 million viewers, and “EliteXC: Heat,” which drew 4.56 million viewers. Both cards were headlined by YouTube sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.

“Elite XC: Unfinished Business” in July of 2008 ranked last with an average of 2.57 million viewers.

All-in-all, it was a solid CBS debut for Strikeforce, especially if you consider that only eight fights have ever been seen by more eyes.

11-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Anyone know how much Brett (the UnChoosen One) was paid for that beating he took?

Also to me.. it sounds like Fedor was the underdog in that fight...46 million viewers tuned in to watch the Russian TKO the previously undefeated Brett Rogers in the 2ndRound of their contest.

If you are going to talk about being undefeated.. you should bring up his record.. and then you have to come that to the other fighter.. those numbers alone say.. "cake walk"

who said it??

To Win this fight...

Fedor just needs to be Fedor..
Brett needs a miracle.

11-13-2009, 07:26 AM
I loved seeing Fedor fight but I also was so happy to see Big John.

11-13-2009, 09:13 PM
I guess it was actually 8th
Most-Watched Individual Fights on Live Event Broadcasts in U.S. MMA History

Based on Average Number of Viewers using Minute-by-Minute Ratings

1. EliteXC on CBS (5/31/2008): Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson: 7.281 million viewers (Aired from 11:27 PM to 11:40 PM)

2. UFC: The Final Chapter on Spike TV (10/10/2006): Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock: 6.524 million viewers (Aired from 9:42 PM to 9:45 PM)

3. EliteXC on CBS (10/4/2008): Seth Petruzelli vs. Kimbo Slice: 6.451 million viewers (Aired from 11:08 PM to 11:08 PM)

4. EliteXC on CBS (5/31/2008): Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith: 5.867 million viewers (Aired from 10.39 PM to 10:57 PM)

5. UFC 75 on Spike TV (9/8/2007): Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson: 5.811 million viewers (Aired from 11:29 PM to 12:03 AM)

6. EliteXC on CBS (5/31/2008): Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young: 5.508 million viewers (Aired from 10:09 PM to 10:17 PM)

7. UFC 75 on Spike TV (9/8/2007): Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill: 5.475 million viewers (Aired from 10:41 PM to 11:06 PM)

8. Strikeforce on CBS (11/7/2009): Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers: 5.467 million viewers (Aired from 11:01 PM to 11:09 PM)

9. EliteXC on CBS (10/4/2008): Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley: 5.338 million viewers (Aired from 10:34 PM to 10:44 PM)

10. EliteXC on CBS (10/4/2008): Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold: 5.171 million viewers (Aired from 9:45 PM to 9:59 PM)

11-13-2009, 09:34 PM
UFC events only made 3 of the top 10? :unsure-1:

11-13-2009, 11:52 PM
UFC events only made 3 of the top 10? :unsure-1:
It's impossible to battle network TV. I'd think even if Brock were headlining the UFC for free on Spike, it wouldn't beat the #1 on the list.

11-14-2009, 02:59 AM
ufc doesnt give away top fights for free, this is top 10 live telivision broadcast

if dana white makes a fight that can get those kind of views your gonna pay for it, case and point shamrock vs ortiz was a ppv that ended in controversy so we got a rematch for free or it wouldnt even be on the list

11-14-2009, 04:06 AM
Sounds like good news to me! I personally think it would be good for 2-3 legit MMA companies to be profitable and accessible to the General public!