Strikeforce: Rousey Vs. Kaufman Peaks At 676,000 Viewers

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Ronda Rousey (black shirt) as she defeated Sarah Kaufman (blue shirt)during their Strikeforce MMA women's bantamweight title bout at the Valley View Casino Center. Rousey won in 54 seconds of the first round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday night's Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman card represented an important measuring stick for where Ronda Rousey sits as a star in the sport. Her appearances on late-night talk shows and spot on ESPN's The Magazine's Body Issue had her front and center and it looks like the ratings reflect that she is a star now.

MMA Fighting is reporting that the event drew an average number of viewers of 529,000. Here's some more specifics on the ratings:

The broadcast peaked at 676,000 viewers for the Rousey vs. Kaufman Strikeforce bantamweight title, which is also the highest number this year for Strikeforce. In total, the Rousey vs. Kaufman bout drew 908,000 viewers, if you include Sunday's replay of the fight, which Rousey won via armbar in just 54 seconds.


The average viewers presents a 23 percent increase in viewers since Rousey's last fight against Miesha Tate in March, which reportedly drew an average of 431,000 viewers.

These are very positive numbers for Rousey as Kaufman wasn't exactly a star coming in and it's Rousey carrying that rating.

The top drawing Strikeforce show remains the card main evented by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva.

We'll have more on the card and the impact of the numbers in the coming days.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker