M-1 Global: 7.5 million people watched Fedor vs. Monson in RussiaPosted on November 29, 2011, 10:17 AM by Anton Gurevich
M-1 Global announced that more than 7.5 million people watched the November 20th Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson event in Russia, making it the most viewed sports event from November 14th to November 20th. M-1 Global already broke the attendance record for Mixed Martial Arts event in Europe, with 22,153 spectators witnessing Emelianenko's triumph at the Olympic Sports Arena in Moscow, Russia.
The event was aired live on Rossiya-2, a state-operated channel that broadcasts mostly sports translations. "Battle of Legends" fight card delivered bigger numbers in Russia than soccer, beating Sunday's English Premier League and Friday's Russian Premier League matches.
It's important to note than 7.5 million is a "total number". According to the report, 4.9 million people watched the event live, 1.1 million on the same day replay, and nearly 3 million during another replay on the following day. The total number includes only the unique viewers, excluding those who watched the show more than once.
Next M-1 Global fight card will take place on December 9th at the OC Fair & Events center in Costa Mesa, California. The event will be headlined by the Lightweight collision between Alexander Sarnavskiy and Francisco Drinaldo.
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