PBC on NBC Sunday draws massive ratings
August 25, 2016
In case you missed it, PBC on NBC Sunday afternoon drew a huge rating for the Errol Spence, Jr.-Leonard Bundu fight. The event drew an overall average viewership of 4.8 million viewers and a peak of 6.34 million making it the highest-rated PBC fight since its inception.
As noted by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the fight aired on NBC after the U.S. Olympic gold medal basketball game between the U.S. and Serbia. The one-hour show was in between the Olympics on the network which may have attributed to the huge ratings.
The large numbers can be attributed to the fact that viewers did not turn off their television despite a blow-out in the gold medal basketball game. It’s the best ratings for PBC and Spence is a boxer that could see more spotlight fights for the organization.