The ratings are in for GLORY 17. The kickboxing promotion's seventh show on Spike TV saw 483,000 viewers tune in see Gabriel Varga win the featherweight "Contender" tournament and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic defeat Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller by unanimous decision.
GLORY 17 becomes the fourth-highest watched show out of the seven fight cards that have been aired on Spike TV and the numbers indicate a little over a three-percent decrease from the 498,000 viewers that tuned in for GLORY 16, to see Errol Zimmerman win the heavyweight "Contender" tournament and Marc de Bonte defeat Karapet Karapetyan for the welterweight title.
As for GLORY shows taking place in America, GLORY 17 comes in second all-time behind GLORY 16 in Denver.
Out of the seven GLORY events to air on Spike TV, two out of the four most-watched cards featured "Cro Cop" in the main event. At GLORY 14 in Zagreb, the Croatian legend lost to Remy Bonjasky in "The Flying Gentleman's" retirement fight.
With a peak viewership of 862,000 viewers, GLORY 17 had the second-highest peak viewership behind GLORY 13's 905,000, and was just ahead of GLORY 16's 815,000.
GLORY 17 did have to compete with WSOF 10, which was on NBC Sports, but without a big boxing match or a UFC card that night, it continued to hover around the 500,000 mark, proving it is remaining steady, but has not made a huge jump in popularity just yet.
Here are the most viewed GLORY cards from top to bottom:
- GLORY 13 TOKYO: 659,000 viewers
- GLORY 16 DENVER: 498,000 viewers
- GLORY 14 ZAGREB: 495,000 viewers
- GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES: 482,000 viewers
- GLORY 12 NEW YORK: 476,000 viewers
- GLORY 11 CHICAGO: 381,000 viewers
- GLORY 15 ISTANBUL: 354,000 viewers
The big story of the weekend is how many people purchased the GLORY: "Last Man Standing" pay-per-view (PPV) tournament that immediately followed GLORY 17. As soon as those numbers are released, MMAmania will have them for you.
For complete results from GLORY 17 click here.