Rios-Alvarado trilogy scores 1.252M viewers

January 27, 2015

ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that Saturday night’s HBO boxing card featuring the third fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvardo drew 1.252 million HBO viewers.  According to Nielsen the peak of the fight drew 1.315 million viewers.

Per Rafael, it was the most watch fight of the three between Rios and Alvardo.  Also on Saturday, the Gilberto Ramirez-Maxim Vlasov fight which preceded the main event drew 820,000 viewers with a peak at 946,000 viewers.

Payout Perspective:

HBO Boxing on Saturday featuring Rios-Alvarado (which occurred after UFC on Fox 14) outdid the big Deontay Wilder-Bermane Stiverne fight on Showtime the week before.  The ratings for the fights on HBO and Showtime show that boxing is gaining some ratings momentum.  With the news that Al Haymon has secured spots on NBC, NBC Sports Network and SpikeTV, we can see more of good boxing events in 2015.

11 Responses to “Rios-Alvarado trilogy scores 1.252M viewers”

  1. Pink Pig on January 27th, 2015 5:18 PM

    Boxing about to pop in 2015… 11 networks in the US.

    Pac-Mayweather on deck!


  2. d on January 27th, 2015 6:53 PM

    Haha. More like boxing has to pay to get on tv. Pathetic.

  3. saldathief on January 27th, 2015 11:15 PM

    Another 1.2 million paid boxing fans, and yes people pay for showtime and hbo just for boxing, I am one of them! I also liked showtime when strikeforce had fights that was another bonus! Looks like another stellar year for boxing even if the super fight doesn’t happen.

  4. d on January 28th, 2015 12:11 AM

    Saldaqueef thinks people who subscribe to Showtime and HBO pay for it just for boxing. These are the words of a retarded man.

  5. Diego on January 28th, 2015 5:16 AM

    I was utterly disappointed with Alvarado. I put a little money on him before I realized he hadn’t been training. I don’t bash fighters, but it was an embarrassing performance for him and one that should have him thinking about retirement.

  6. The Greatest on January 28th, 2015 5:22 AM

    My prediction was Rios by 5th rd KO.
    Hes a step above Alvarado and is an all around better fighter.
    Their trilogy was good, and it definitely got them bigger bouts because of it.
    Im expecting Bradley vs Rios to go down or Rios vs Provodnikov.

    D, how mad are you gonna be when Mayweather-Pacquiao outsells all 13 UFC ppvs put together this year?

  7. Andrew on January 28th, 2015 6:29 AM

    Mayweather-Pacquiao aint gonna happen “The Greatest”

  8. d on January 28th, 2015 9:31 AM


    He’s beyond delusional!! This is the same idiot that said Art Jimmerson lost at UFC 1 because he didn’t know the rules! HAHAHAHA!!! What a moron!

  9. saldathief on January 28th, 2015 1:30 PM

    yea d knows what boxing fans, or anyone for that matter, subscribe to pay channels for. Obviously they dont offer hbo/showtime for free so the UFC wont go near them!
    Free TV for the UFC bahahaha

  10. d on January 29th, 2015 1:01 AM

    Saldaqueef. The retard’s retard.

  11. Andrew on January 29th, 2015 6:03 AM

    I bet not a lot ppl who watched it were below the age of 50 lol

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