This past weekend's "Strikeforce: Miami" event, which featured two title fights and the promotional debuts of WWE/TNA star Bobby Lashley and former NFL great Herschel Walker, drew 517,000 viewers on Showtime.
Strikeforce's last event in December entitled "Evolution", garned 341,000 viewers. This "Miami" show still falls short of the Cyborg vs. Santos event last August that averaged 576,000 viewers. I wonder how much of an impact Herschel Walker had on the ratings? It's hard to calculate considering that there were two title fights and Bobby Lashley on the same card.
In other news, the UFC 107 replay that counter-programmed the Strikeforce "Miami" event garned 2.2 million. However, one must remember that Spike TV is available in over 80 million more homes.
SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Miami