Bradley-Vargas draws 1.121M on HBO

June 30, 2015

ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that Saturday night’s HBO Boxing event featuring Timothy Bradley Jr. and Jessie Vargas drew an average of 1.121 million viewers for the live event from Carson, California.  The fight peaked at 1.228 million viewers on a night where Bradley pulled off a unanimous decision.

The undercard featuring Oscar Valdez and Ruben Tamayo drew 826,000 viewers with a peak at 916,000.

The HBO fight is 9th best this year on the premium networks (HBO or Showtime) pulling in front of the Terrence Crawford-Thomas Dulorme fight.

HBO Boxing Ratings for 2015 (main event fights only)

January 2015

Rios-Alvarado: 1.252 million viewers

February 2015

GGG-Murray: 862,000 viewers

March 2015

Kovalev-Pascal: 1.152 million viewers

April 2015

Matthysse-Provodnikov: 1.243 million

Crawford-Dulorme:  1.004 million

Klitschko-Jennings: 1.63 million viewers

May 2015

Canelo-Kirkland: 2.146 million viewers

GGG-Monroe: 1.338 million viewers

June 2015

Cotto-Geale: 1.589 million viewers

Walters-Marriaga: 588,000 viewers

Bradley, Jr.-Vargas:1.121million viewers

Payout Perspective:

The ratings are once again reflect that boxing is once again back.  Tim Bradley has made himself into a name since his controversial win over Manny Pacquiao 3 years ago.  Bradley improved in ratings since his last event on HBO when he drew 966,000 viewers against Diego Chaves.  Notably, of the top ratings on HBO or Showtime this year 8 are HBO events while just 1 (Wilder-Stiverne) was on Showtime.

20 Responses to “Bradley-Vargas draws 1.121M on HBO”

  1. Fight Fan on June 30th, 2015 1:30 PM

    Dangggggg! Lol boxing is here

  2. joe on June 30th, 2015 4:43 PM

    This weekend’s UFC event:

    Romero’s win over Machida does 909,000 viewers

  3. tops E on June 30th, 2015 7:50 PM

    Hahahaha….good for boxing more tv exposure

  4. d on June 30th, 2015 9:26 PM

    Yeah, and if the UFC event was on HBO, it would have beat boxing easily with lesser names. There was a Golden Boy event on FS1 that did 129k. Boxing is in the shitter. This Bradley fight was also an embarrassment and yet another black eye to the ongoing one within boxing. Pathetic.

  5. saldathief on June 30th, 2015 10:08 PM

    Boxing will always get the last laugh fuck dick! bahahaha bahahahahah bahahahhaha

  6. d on June 30th, 2015 10:48 PM

    Like when PBC blows through 500m in a year and collapses. 20 years ago, they had virtually no competition in terms of combat sports, now they are the inferior in nearly every major financial category. HAHAHAHA!!!

  7. saldathief on July 1st, 2015 3:33 AM

    No one cares if PBC flails you moron, Boxing has mucho outlets. But lets see, what happens when the UFC fails, oh yea mma has wso, and Bellashit! bahhahahaha

  8. Fight Fan on July 1st, 2015 4:43 AM

    Good point sal, boxing was here before pbc and will be here after. Showtime and HBO are still major outlets.

  9. d on July 1st, 2015 6:58 AM

    “No one cares if PBC flails you moron”. It seems every time you go to insult someone by attacking their intellect, you blatantly misspell words, thus making you the moron.

    If PBC fails that will be a major blow to boxing seeing how they have no more ppv stars after this fall when Mayweather retires and Pacquaio follows shortly after.

    HBO and Showtime need ppv stars to thrive and they won’t have them anymore. The only 2 guys selling those ppvs over the last 8 years are gone. Boxing headed for an iceberg. HAHAHA!!!

  10. saldathief on July 1st, 2015 7:06 AM

    baaa if pbc fails no one will give a shit! HMMM lets see what big stars did hbo and showtime make???? oh yea MAYPAC. Try again Dorothy, your major blow to boxing is a ferry tail. Just like your UFC ferry tail thats having the not so Disney ending haha

  11. d on July 1st, 2015 7:06 AM

    By the way idiot, if PBC fails, the name value is worthless, they would have nothing of value other than that big screen they travel with. HAHAHA! If the UFC failed- which it won’t because it has been owned by Zuffa for 14 years and has been thriving, there would be a ton of investors ready to buy the name/contracts/film vault, etc. up for hundreds of millions. PBC and their shit ratings would just fall into the category of the tons of failed sports leagues that are mocked over the years like the USFL, XFL, Slamball, The IFL, The World Boxing League, etc etc.

    Another difference is that the UFC actually gets paid to air their fights and makes money through several different revenue streams, while PBC pays to air their fights and loses millions for every fight with few revenue streams, including no ppv, time buy deals, etc.

    PBC= shit ratings, soon to be buried league in the graveyard of bad ideas. HAHAHAHA!!

  12. d on July 1st, 2015 7:09 AM

    “baaa if pbc fails no one will give a shit! HMMM lets see what big stars did hbo and showtime make???? oh yea MAYPAC. Try again Dorothy, your major blow to boxing is a ferry tail. Just like your UFC ferry tail thats having the not so Disney ending haha”

    Well, I’m guessing the investors, Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather, all of their fighters under contract, etc will give a shit. Haymon will never be able to borrow a dime from anyone ever again, Mayweather is clearly planning on being a part of this in some capacity in the future, those fighters contracts will be null and void where they were being drastically overpaid and 500m down the drain doesn’t go unnoticed.

  13. Diego on July 1st, 2015 9:00 AM

    A good result for a good card. I’m no big fan of Bradley – I think he uses his head too much and lacks power – but he’s a top name and you expect him to do over 1M on a platform like HBO.

    The ending of the fight was unfortunate, but it sets up a rematch which should also do over 1M on HBO.

  14. saldathief on July 1st, 2015 9:08 AM

    Dorothy in panic mode bahahahahahha making useless points about nothing.

  15. Fight Fan on July 1st, 2015 10:10 AM

    Dorothy is clowning himself lol also mayweather will keep fighting, he will be a free agent from his showtime deal and will cash in even more by doing a fight by fight contract to either HBO or Showtime PPV.

  16. d on July 1st, 2015 11:13 AM

    HAHAHA!!! Fag Fan is so desperate he is convincing himself Mayweather will fight forever keeping ppv boxing alive. In reality though, it is pretty clear, he wants his perfect record to remain intact and take an easy fight for his finale. He even said he would fight De La Hoya only if he was ready to go in September which will be his last fight. Enjoy Mayweather’s last fight vs Berto. HAHAHA!!

  17. d on July 1st, 2015 11:14 AM

    Sal thinks a boxing league losing 500m is a useless point about nothing.

    End of argument.

  18. Logical on July 1st, 2015 2:26 PM

    Wow, HBO is having an amazing 2015 with its boxing programming.

    And Tim Bradley is now a draw? Good for him. Maybe with the right match-up we’ll see him soon on PPV.

  19. saldathief on July 1st, 2015 3:38 PM

    Dorothy showing us all what we already know, she is clueless about sports business. Have fun sucking a big one again when Boxing doubles ufc ppv just like last year !! bahahahahah he where is that fuck dick Matt???

  20. d on July 1st, 2015 7:39 PM

    Sal the queer is too stupid to realize he just agreed that PBC is doomed to fail and is arguing senselessly because he is a mentally deficient freak. Boxing won’t double anything you idiot, just like they didn’t last year. You are such an idiotic wack job.

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