Lomachenko on HBO draws 832,000 viewers

April 11, 2017

HBO Boxing’s Saturday night fights featuring Vasyl Lomachenko’s defeat of Jason Sosa drew 832,000 subscribers per Sports TV Ratings which bested the overall rating for the UFC 210 Prelims on FS1.

Arguably, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Lomachenko made easy work of Sosa.  The event drew 389,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo per Sports TV Ratings.  The fight went from 8:49pm-9:25pm PT on HBO. Prior to the main event, a fight between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Yunieski Gonzalez drew 690,000 viewers and 299,000 in the A18-49 demo.  The opening bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Michael Hunter drew 679,000 viewers and 291,000 in the A18-49 demo.

Payout Perspective:

Good numbers for HBO on Saturday night since it was up against a UFC PPV and Lomachenko is still not a marquee name.  But, Lomachenko is a fighter that HBO hopes to promote to a PPV level at some point.  Boxing fans that tuned in saw why he is one of the best in the world.  The ratings, which outdrew, the UFC Prelims reflect the fact that fans are learning a little more about the Ukranian fighter.

7 Responses to “Lomachenko on HBO draws 832,000 viewers”

  1. Jess on April 11th, 2017 4:54 PM

    Loma looked spectacular that night.

  2. Fight Fan on April 11th, 2017 7:34 PM

    Loma is in line for some big fights. Him vs Mikey Garcia will be huge.

  3. Joey Vagas on April 12th, 2017 12:18 AM

    “Slick Willy”

  4. Diego on April 12th, 2017 4:29 AM

    He’s been my #1 PfP for a while now. The one drawback is he’s so good that he’s the kind of guy that everyone ducks. That may keep him from big fights. Other than that, he’s gold.

  5. Wil on April 12th, 2017 7:23 AM

    A fighter of that talent should be pulling no less than 1m each time out. HBO and his promoter need to get his face out more, do some short productions on his meager upbringing in Ukraine, his training, and show some of his fights on back HBO channels….it would help him immensely if he would try to learn English since he is fighting in the USA….that way he could go on talk shows and get his name and talent out there. The man is a phenomenal talent, lightning fast with his combos, pinpoint accurate, and seemingly impossible to hit. He had the potential to be the greatest fighter of the post mayweather era

  6. Caramel City on April 15th, 2017 12:55 AM

    Hey no d.
    Wonder why that is.

  7. Wil on April 17th, 2017 3:22 PM

    Nothing intelligent to add I suppose

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