28 Jul 2020

What Top Rank’s Summer Series Taught Us About Boxing Fans Moving Forward

Boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic occurred this summer, and despite the logistic nightmare, unforeseen testing costs, the liability of keeping people healthy in a bubble at the MGM Grand, boxing fans have looked at the cards rather harsh for two reasons 1) ratings and 2) strength of the card. The

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23 Jan 2017

Erislandy Lara generates major ratings on Spike TV

Erislandy Lara, the WBA/IBO 154-pound champion, scored two knockouts in his match against Yuri Foreman in Miami on Premier Championship Boxing on Spike TV last Friday night. One in the ring to retain his world titles and another in the ratings.  An average of 547,000 viewers, with a peak audience

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24 Aug 2016

Errol Spence fights in front of 6 million television viewers on Sunday

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.’s sensational sixth-round knockout of Leonard Bundu delivered over +6 million viewers during his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight this Sunday, according to Nielsen. Following the broadcast of the 2016 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team’s gold medal-winning performance, Spence Jr.’s fight posted a peak

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29 Mar 2016

Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera pulls in a million viewers

Andre Ward made his return to HBO after two years with an impressive and fun bout against Sullivan Barrera that netted an average of 1,064,000 viewers on the premium channel. The fight which had a little over 9,000 fans in attendance seemed to capture nationwide attention as the main event peaked

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09 Feb 2016

Zou Shiming KOs ratings, draws 36.5 million viewers

Zou Shiming attracted an enormous audience of 36.5 million viewers in his bout in mainland China this past weekend. The January 30 live telecast, which emanated from the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, boasted 6.5 million viewers who watched on television on CCTV 5 and 30 million viewers who

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02 Sep 2015

Santa Cruz-Mares shows upward trend in PBC ratings

The third time is the charm for ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions netted an a much improved rating headlined by Leo Santa Cruz’s majority decision win over Abner Mares. The Saturday, Aug. 29 card delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since February 1998 (02/22/98 Mark Johnson vs. Arthur Johnson), which

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04 Aug 2015

UFC prelims pull in more viewers than PBC card on ESPN

UFC 190 Prelims on FS1: 1.322M viewers from 8-10p. PBC on ESPN: 1.073M from 9-10:57p — Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) August 4, 2015   Well, Premier Boxing Champions noticed a slight increase in ratings from their first telecast, that being said it is still very bleak news as the second

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29 Jul 2015

Kovalev averages a million viewers last Saturday

  Sergey Kovalev may still struggle at the gate in terms of drawing power, his presence on television are creating ratings in an upward trajectory. Though Kovalev fought in front of 2,000 people last weekend, his three round domination of  Nadjib Mohammedi averaged 1.014 million viewers on premium cable (HBO). On the

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22 Jul 2015

Chavez Jr. ratings in at 663k

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has made his mark in the sport of boxing by being the son of a legend and having a vibrant personality that has endeared him or made him hated by fans at large, predominantly Mexicans. In effect up until this point Chavez Jr. has been a slam

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15 Jul 2015

PBC on ESPN peaks at nearly 1.2 million viewers

The debut of ESPN’s new Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN featuring Keith “One-Time” Thurman vs. Luis Collazo and Willie Nelson vs. Tony Harrison—on Saturday, July 11, peaked with nearly 1.2 million viewers according to Nielsen. The main event (10:15-11 p.m. ET) delivered an average of nearly one million viewers. The two-hour

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