MMA  > General MMA  > Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg Peaks With 853,000 Viewers
February 2, 2011, 05:20 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)
February 2, 2011  10:46 AM ET

People (like me) are buying showtime now for the HW Tournament, and the carryover from that is almost certainly responsible for this one.

That was a great card.

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February 2, 2011  11:03 AM ET
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People (like me) are buying showtime now for the HW Tournament, and the carryover from that is almost certainly responsible for this one. That was a great card.

Or you can watch it online, SF is not as strick as the ufc with allowing people to stream their events.

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February 2, 2011  11:14 AM ET
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Or you can watch it online, SF is not as strick as the ufc with allowing people to stream their events.

or watch it on tv from the comfort of your couch for $5 dollars a month ya cheapo!

Plus you get the benifits of being able to watch shows like Dexter, Weeds, Californication and the movies they show. not a bad deal

February 2, 2011  11:18 AM ET

What did they peak at during their CBS broadcasts? It's gotta be over a million just by accident from people leaving their TV on.

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February 2, 2011  12:48 PM ET

well, this comes to prove they are indeed growing.
And this is a good thing. This trend will probably continue and (IMO) might peak if/when Fedor fights AO or Wedum (either will pick the interest of any MMA fan).

And on the other hand, have you notice that both SF and UFC have cleaned up their act and are actually looking more at the product they are selling?

UFC events are not as watered down as before, and SF is actually putting big cards out!

... I LIKE IT!!! :)

February 2, 2011  12:51 PM ET
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or watch it on tv from the comfort of your couch for $5 dollars a month ya cheapo!Plus you get the benifits of being able to watch shows like Dexter, Weeds, Californication and the movies they show. not a bad deal

I actually have my lap top hooked up to my 50inch plasma, I would order showtime but they have too many late night ****.

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February 2, 2011  01:50 PM ET
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What do you have against ****? **** is awesome.

I have nothing against it, its just not my thing plus I dont want my nephew watching it since they come over spending the night playing xbox all night long.

February 2, 2011  02:35 PM ET
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I actually have my lap top hooked up to my 50inch plasma, I would order showtime but they have too many late night ****.

isn't this a plus??? And please be more specific... I just got it and haven't have a chance to watch any...
ahem... I mean, block for the kids!!!!

February 2, 2011  02:36 PM ET
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I have nothing against it, its just not my thing plus I dont want my nephew watching it since they come over spending the night playing xbox all night long.

if you are connected to the Internet, he should have access to more **** that a playboy subscription would allow him!

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February 2, 2011  02:58 PM ET
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if you are connected to the Internet, he should have access to more **** that a playboy subscription would allow him!

Yeah but not under my watch, you cant watch **** through the xbox that I know of.

February 2, 2011  03:00 PM ET
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isn't this a plus??? And please be more specific... I just got it and haven't have a chance to watch any...ahem... I mean, block for the kids!!!!

Be specific on what??? If I block the channel its blocking the whole channel there no point for me paying.

 
February 2, 2011  04:19 PM ET
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Be specific on what??? If I block the channel its blocking the whole channel there no point for me paying.

what I meant is: I checked the channel, and I saw no **** movies or anything, so i don't understand your comment that "they have too many late night ****"...

And I ask because I am serious when I note I am ignorant of their shows. I just signed up and spent only past saturday watching TV. So I didn't have a chance to know, but same as you, I have my nieces visiting during school break and I don't want them watching ****...


now on the xbox, i would guess you don't lock your computer on your safe before going to sleep.
So it is not far-fetched to think that, if your nephew feels like watching ****, having Showtime locked will be as a big deterrant as tunring on your computer...

So You don't pay SF and prefer to stream it, but you would buy UFC PPV's.
If anything, if someone would stream just so they don't pay 5.00 bucks per month, they will probably use the same stream to watch UFC and save more than 50 bucks per month!

Amazing as how in the mind of a hater 5.00 bucks per month is harder to pay for than 50-100 (if they have 2 events)...

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