PBC on ESPN draws 1.073M viewers

August 4, 2015

PBC on ESPN this past Saturday drew 1.073 million viewers according to Sports TV Ratings.  The event, which went from 9-10:57pm ET featured Danny Garcia taking on Paulie Malignaggi.

Garcia defeated Paulie with a 9th round TKO in a fight that was dominated by the Philly fighter.  The first fight of the night was short-lived but had an exciting first round between Sergio Mora and Daniel Jacobs.  Both were knocked down in round 1.  Mora suffered a fractured ankle in the second round and could not continue.

It’s the second event on ESPN and outdrew the debut (which garnered 800,000 viewers) two weeks ago.

Payout Perspective:

Overall, the ratings are a vast improvement from the Friday Night Fight telecasts which only averaged 381,000 viewers.  This past Saturday’s fight was much better than two weeks prior.  Still, Garcia and Paulie are well-known fighters and ESPN promoted the event pretty well.  Yet, it eeked over 1 million viewers.  Couple that with the fact the UFC Prelims topped cable sports TV Saturday night with 1.3 million viewers and the high ratings might also be seen as a disappointment.

58 Responses to “PBC on ESPN draws 1.073M viewers”

  1. Diego on August 6th, 2015 10:13 AM

    saldadouche, you seem to know a lot about making money in men’s rooms. Good for you. I hope your skill set takes you far in life.

    Now perhaps you would like to explain (preferably in a coherent manner) why all of us fuck clowns are going to cower in shock once the discovery from the lawsuit is made public?

  2. The Greatest on August 6th, 2015 6:05 PM

    Metzler said 189 and 190 lookin like 800k, maybe lower.
    Uh ohhhhhhhhhhh

  3. d on August 6th, 2015 10:09 PM

    The Gayest, do you even know what you are saying? Go look at the comment section under the articles- no one gives a shit about or reads the boxing sections. They are mostly diehard mma fans on sherdog who have been following them for years but are starting to get fed up with the fact that sherdog is adding a lot more boxing content these days. It doesn’t mean fans are actually reading it. Boxing fans mostly read boxingscene, badlefthook, etc. Sherdog can’t compete with the big sites anymore and are trying something new which is very foolish and proven it doesn’t work. As for the rest of your rant, no, again, most of the people on there are mma fans- there are always a few boxing trolls- because boxing fans are insecure freaks who are terrified of mma taking over- which it is. They still think guys like Art Jimmerson were robbed in their UFC appearances….they are brain dead and delusional.

    I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with anything Dana White said when it came down to actual figures other than gate figures which he has to report to the athletic commissions and can’t lie about. What’s ironic, is that I know White is full of shit, but when someone with integrity calls out Schaeffer, Espinoza, Arum, Ellerbe, etc on their lies, you are the first to defend them, you mutant. Promoters are liars in both sports. They do it to protect their interests.

    Also, you are lying again about Meltzer. How do you take yourself seriously? Here is exactly what he said about 190:

    ““As far as North America goes, it will probably beat every WrestleMania ever. Maybe, maybe not Austin-Rock (WM17), but I can’t be sure,”

    WM17 did 970k buys, so he is pointing it out that Rousey may have eclipsed 970k.

    As for UFC 189, his last estimate was 950k which is why MMAPAYOUT posted it.

    Stop with all of your lies idiot-you have zero credibility.

  4. The Greatest on August 7th, 2015 9:20 AM

    Ur an idiot WM17 did 1.04m buys. Mayweathers wrestlemania did 1.06 million buys.
    The highest selling Wrestlemania was 28 and that did 1.2m buys.
    The WWE might have more 1m ppvs than the UFC

    And Metzler is saying 800k

  5. d on August 7th, 2015 10:59 AM

    “Ur an idiot WM17 did 1.04m buys. Mayweathers wrestlemania did 1.06 million buys.
    The highest selling Wrestlemania was 28 and that did 1.2m buys.
    The WWE might have more 1m ppvs than the UFC
    And Metzler is saying 800k”

    First off you fucking idiot- that was a QUOTE FROM DAVE MELTZER YOU UNBELIEVABLY STUPID SHIT!!! HIS WORDS!! NOT 800k!!! Arguably over 970k.

    The figures for the ppv buy rate for that Wrestlemania were by the journalist. The quote was from Meltzer, so that means it may have done well over a million based on his words. You are a fucking retard.

  6. d on August 7th, 2015 11:02 AM

    Also- that 970k figure was probably accurate- Wrestlemania was featured throughout the world on ppv. The 970k was mentioned in N. America, not the world.

  7. The Greatest on August 7th, 2015 5:30 PM
  8. d on August 7th, 2015 9:21 PM

    “Metzler said 189 and 190 lookin like 800k, maybe lower.
    Uh ohhhhhhhhhhh”

    Your source: “…with the Ronda Rousey headlined event trending ahead of these figures. However, it’s still too early to pin down a buyrate range just yet.”

    So in other words, you fucking lied. He is saying it is estimated to be over 850k buys for 190.

    Stop lying. That’s all you do.

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