GGG draws 843K HBO viewers for Saturday afternoon fight

September 13, 2016

HBO Boxing on Saturday afternoon featuring Gennady Golovkin taking on Kell Brook drew 843,000 subscribers. The event aired in the afternoon from 3:10pm-3:28pm PT per Sports TV Ratings.

It drew 393,000 viewers in the adult 18-49 demo.  The event was replayed later that night in addition to two other live fights.

7:13pm-7:45pm PT – Kamegai vs. Soto-Karass: 667,000 viewers, 336,000 A18-49 viewers

8:01pm-8:48pm PT – Gonzalez vs. Cuardras: 833,000 viewers, 393,000 A18-49 viewers

9:06pm-9:24pm PT – Golovkin vs. Brook (replay): 593,000 viewers, 287,000 A18-49 viewers

Previous GGG fights on HBO:

GGG Fights on HBO

November 2013 vs. Curtis Stevens 1.41M viewers (fight only)

May 2014 vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. 1.338M viewers (fight only)

July 2104 vs. Daniel Geale 984,000 viewers (overall show drew 758,000)

October 2014 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 1.3M viewers (fight only)

February 2015 vs. Martin Murray 862,000 viewers (fight only)

April 2016 vs. Dominic Wade 1.325M viewers (fight only)

Payout Perspective:

It seems as the Chocolatito-GGG pairing continues.  Despite being in different venues, HBO found away to include them on the same night.  The ratings are good considering it went up against college football and UFC 203.  The 843,000 is comparable to GGG’s February 2015 fight against Martin Murray which also aired first on a Saturday afternoon.

6 Responses to “GGG draws 843K HBO viewers for Saturday afternoon fight”

  1. fight fan on September 13th, 2016 3:46 PM

    Good ratings for an afternoon fight on a saturday. Not to mention the buys from sky ppv and live gate.

  2. Caramel City on September 13th, 2016 11:41 PM

    Live in the evening wouldve probably done 1.3m+.
    Sucks that it was early but people still watched the replay bringing it to 1.4m in total viewers.

    They need to keep pairing Chocolatito-GGG. Its good for the fans.

  3. Cutch on September 14th, 2016 7:49 AM

    To be honest, he wouldn’t have fought Kell Brook in the UK, if HBO had a much bigger budget, the fight was signed before Brexit ( UK leaving the EU) and the £ is falling, which should hurt GGG’s payday, if he signed the deal in £’s, as a Brit it’s not noticeable right now but I’ve not tried to change it to a $ or € yet and it will continue to fall when we officially move because 50 odd % of people that voted are idiotic Xenophobes.

  4. Diego on September 14th, 2016 1:30 PM

    The Chocolatito fight was ridiculous. That guy is the real-deal.

    I made good money betting on GGG even at +600. I just couldn’t see how anyone thought he could lose. Thank God for British fight fans. I’ve made some good money betting against Ricky Hatton as well.

  5. Gil on September 14th, 2016 10:03 PM

    The bigger issue is how vulnerable GGG looked. You can’t miss him if you tried.

  6. turd on September 18th, 2016 6:35 AM

    wow i remember when tyson vs holmes had 25 million viewers !

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