Up until this point, I’ve been watching MMA Payout’s reporting of Strikeforce’s NBC ratings and gone “Huh.” I had no idea if what they were pulling was considered good or not. But it seems like some people are happy with the ratings … here’s Strikeforce’s spin on the subject:
The .5 rating drawn by “Strikeforce on NBC” in the 18-34 year old male category beat the ratings of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on four of the five weeknights that the ABC show airs, and tied Kimmel’s ratings on the fifth night. The Strikeforce program bested the ratings of “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on all five weeknights and tied the Thursday and Friday night ratings of CBS’s “The Late Show With David Letterman” that week, in the same demographic group.
The overall viewership of “Strikeforce on NBC,” which airs immediately following “Poker After Dark” every Saturday night (check your local listings for show time), has increased by an astronomical 197%, from 319,000 to 949,000, including a 58% jump between the two most recently reported weeks (949,000 from 602,000).
I’m all happy for Strikeforce that they’re not failing horribly, but the only thing I really wanna know is how long until they get a less shitty timeslot that will allow me and other non crystal meth addicts to catch the show. I’m still kinda pissed that we’re on AFTER a poker show. Poker had it’s day and stalled out. Give the new hotness a better slot, damnit!