Strikeforce: Dallas ratings on SHO 2nd highest


"Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" ratings on Showtime rank second all time

Ratings for this past weekend's "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" event, which continued the organization's heavyweight grand prix, scored the second biggest ratings in Strikeforce-Showtime history.

Overall, the June 18 event earned a 1.7 household rating, an average audience of 624,000 viewers, and a peak audience of 719,000 viewers. ( today confirmed the figures with an industry source.

The event, which took place at Dallas' American Airlines Center with an Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum headliner, trailed only a February "Strikeforce: Silva vs. Fedor" event, which scored a record 741,000 viewers. Like this past weekend's show, that February event also featured two opening-round matchups from the eight-man heavyweight tournament.

In addition to Overeem, Josh Barnett advanced in the tournament by submitting Brett Rogers this past weekend. They now join Antonio Silva and Sergei Kharitonov, who won back in February, in the tournament's semifinals this fall.

Four of the top-five Strikeforce-Showtime ratings figures now have been registered in 2011.

The five top-rated Strikeforce-Showtime shows, as compiled by, include:

  1. "Strikeforce: Silva vs. Fedor" (February 2011): 741,000 viewers

  2. "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" (June 2011): 624,000

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Interesting. Too bad Gina was hurt/injured.

 it will be interesting to see what Fedor vs. Hendo draws...

Haadogei - Overeem has become as famous as Fedor at this point. There arent many people in the country that have heard of Fedor but not Overeem.

I bet this rating beats the Fedor Henderson show.

Fedor vs. Henderson will break all the Showtime records

 you think so?