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Heavy Artillery ratings

308,000 viewers, aka not very good:

Compared to Strikeforce’s most-recent Showtime-broadcast event, January’s “Strikeforce: Miami,” the numbers were down 40.43 percent from the 517,000 viewers that tuned in to see a pair of title wins by Nick Diaz and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos along with performances by Bobby Lashley and Herschel Walker.

However, the numbers were comparable to, though down 9.68 percent from, the 341,000 viewers that tuned into this past December’s “Strikeforce: Evolution” event. That event featured Scott Smith vs. Cung Le and a lightweight title-unification bout of Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson.

Basically, Showtime shows with a hook (Gina Carano, Herschel Walker) pull 500k – 550k while ones without a mainstream attraction sit more at 300k – 350k. Challengers events are more around 150k – 200k. The big disappointment here is that a card featuring so many of Strikeforce’s top names not only wasn’t able to break through to that higher benchmark, but performed worse than Strikeforce’s other shows.