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snakerattle79
02-02-2011, 10:20 AM
http://mmajunkie.com/news/22299/strikeforce-diaz-vs-cyborg-peaks-with-more-than-850000-viewers.mma

Strikeforce's first event of 2011 was a hit with Showtime viewers.

MMAjunkie.com today confirmed that this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" event peaked with 853,000 viewers.

Industry sources confirmed that viewership on the premium-cable channel peaked during the evening's main event between Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and Brazilian slugger Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos.

"Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

Overall, the event averaged 561,000 viewers, which is more than any single Strikeforce event broadcast on Showtime in the past year.

The peak viewership was the second-highest ever earned by a Strikeforce event on Showtime, ranking just behind 2009's female championship fight between Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Gina Carano, which drew a Strikeforce record 856,000 viewers during the main event and averaged 576,000 viewers for the card.

The ratings for Strikeforce's most recent events include:
576,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" (January 2011)
517,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Miami" (January 2010)
412,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum" (June 2010)
367,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Houston" (August 2010)
350,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2" (October 2010)
341,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II" (December 2010)
308,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery" (May 2010)
164,000 viewers, "Strikeforce: Los Angeles" (June 2010)