Sunday, June 1, 2008

US sports fans sure do hate fighting

Last night, US sports fans could choose between the Stanley Cup playoffs on NBC, and the mixed martial arts card featuring Kimbo Slice on CBS.

Full ratings info isn't available yet, but Dave Meltzer is reporting that CBS won the matchup in the coveted 18-49 demographic, and it wasn't close. The MMA action was actually the top rated show on television in its second hour for that demo, and that was before the much-hyped Slice fight started.

Boy, it's a good thing Gary Bettman came along and got rid of most of the fighting so that the NHL could appeal to a US audience, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. i don't quite understand the popularity of MMA...i also don't understand Americans.