EliteXC’s second show, rating’s wise was ass wipes when compared to their first show(although it was a MUCH better show). All the MMA purists are now on suicide watch because they think the big TV executives will view MMA differently because of the poor ratings. Some of them may…but it doesn’t really matter at this point. EliteXC has another offering in October with all of their stars lined up to fight on that card…and the ratings will more than likely be better. However, at this point…it doesn’t really matter…and I could go on and on about EliteXC and their ratings. So I’ll digress there and state why the UFC will score a TV Network Deal…
The MMA business is driven by PPV…which is responsible for 75% of Zuffa’s revenue. We’ll look at 2006, 2007, and what’s happened so far in 2008. PPV number’s are almost always estimates as the final numbers are never really released…so here we go:
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