Good News From EliteXC's Show

Lost in all the scandal is the fact that there is a ton of good news for EliteXC on CBS coming out of their last show, even if Pro Elite is basically on death watch.  Dave Meltzer sums it up well:

On a night loaded with major sports competition, an MMA card came out ahead in the ratings in males 18-34 and 18-49. This was on a night with college football games on ABC and ESPN, two major league baseball playoff games including a major market Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs battle, and a first-time ever airing on television tape of a major UFC pay-per-view event. Even with the advertised main event of Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock not taking place, it ended up as the third most-watched MMA event ever in North America.

Carano, for the second time on CBS, established herself as a huge television ratings draw. Her match with Kelly Kobold, based on the final Nielsen numbers, added 1,022,000 new viewers to the show. In particular, during the course of her match, males 18-34 increased 69 percent. It was the second straight Carano match on CBS to add a million viewers, a figure establishing her as an elite-level draw. The only other MMA match this year to do this was Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin on a UFC show in July.

There's a lot more too.  With CBS taking over, I think there is a lot to be optimistic about.  They just need to clean up the swamp.

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