While MMA purists may debate whether EliteXC pulling 6.12 million viewers is good for the sport or not, there’s no question that the WEC’s 1.4 rating was a positive thing. Overall, I don’t know how things could have gone better for them … attendance at the Arco Arena was through the roof, and now they literally doubled their best ratings. Those who did tune in were treated to a night of killer fights.
Now I guess we have to wait and see what happens when the WEC returns to the Hard Rock Shithole. Will they retain a good chunk of the people who tuned in for their next show? Or will they sink back down below 1.0 and struggle to sell out their venue?