When it comes to tabulating ratings on television these days it is difficult to ignore the impact that DVRs have. Just a few years before the concept of a DVR and being able to record and watch a show at a later time was a luxury. Now it is fairly common on most cable and satellite providers to include some sort of DVR option. Ratings are now more than simply live viewers, but also include DVR viewings up to a few days later.
According to our friend John Joe O'Regan at BloodyElbow GLORY 21 has seen a significant boost from the DVR numbers. With the DVR numbers the show's viewership kicks up from 488,000 to 517,000 viewers.
He also spoke to GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin who talked about some of their difficulties last year, including show cancellations and the long gap between GLORY 17 and GLORY 18, but the promotion seems confident moving forward. He also noted that the next show is in France, which means that it will air on tape delay here in the United States. While that has been an issue in the past, they are still dedicated to their strong European audience and have no plans on abandoning them any time soon.