Courtesy of MMAJunkie.com:
Ratings for this past weekend's Showtime-televised Strikeforce Challengers 9 event proved solid as the show averaged an audience of 197,000 viewers, an industry source today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
The peak audience actually came for the night's co-main event, a title fight between women's welterweight champ Sarah Kaufman and challenger Roxanne Modaferri that spiked with 254,000 viewers.
The fight actually topped the Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe headliner, which drew 226,000 viewers.
I don't really know what to add to this that I haven't said already. It was a sham the fight wasn't the main event and the numbers now have backed that up. For those who don't follow ratings usually, the show usually builds and peaks with the main event. That was not the case here, obviously, as it was clear the fight people wanted to see was the Kaufman/Modafferi fight.