Brook-Spence draw 291,000 on Showtime Boxing

May 31, 2017

Showtime Boxing drew 291,000 viewers on Saturday night for the fight between Kell Brook and Errol Spence, Jr.

The event took place from Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England.  Spence stopped Brook in the10th round and established himself as one of the next great boxers in the sport.

The fight drew 291,000 viewers and 0.11 in the A18-49 demo.  The ratings reflect the 46 minutes in which the main event took place.  The post-fight drew 207,000 viewers and 0.08 in the A18-49 demo.  The pre-fight, which included the walk outs, drew 155,000 subscribers of the premium network and 0.05 in the A18-49 demo.

The event was also on Sky Sports.  No word on those ratings yet although you might expect them to be higher.

H/t:  ShowBuzz Daily

Payout Perspective:

The live event took place on Saturday afternoon (2:15PT/5:515ET) which can account for the lower-than norm ratings.  Couple that with the fact that this happened on Memorial Day weekend and we have a sub-300K viewed fight which really should have been much more considering the talent involved.

6 Responses to “Brook-Spence draw 291,000 on Showtime Boxing”

  1. Wil on May 31st, 2017 11:35 AM

    Horrible ratings for what should have been higher considering the magnitude of the fight. But What were the ratings for the Saturday afternoon telecast?

  2. d on May 31st, 2017 7:45 PM

    Wow, that’s bad.

  3. Caramel City on June 1st, 2017 10:18 AM

    I saw the later telecast. They should factor those into account.
    But yea that’s not great but nobody seems to care.
    Spence will be a star in the future.

    I’m assuming in England it did great

  4. Cutch on June 1st, 2017 6:16 PM

    The event was on PPV in the UK.

  5. Wil on June 1st, 2017 7:16 PM

    What about the numbers on the first telecast?

  6. Diego on June 2nd, 2017 11:06 AM

    I’m sure it did well in the UK but it should have done much better here in the US. Kell Brook gave a valiant effort against GGG and that should have won him some fans.

    Spence has the makings of a star. He just keeps getting better and better. And props to Showtime for putting on a great fight, regardless of the ratings. I’m sure they could have gotten higher ratings showing Broner crush a can, but they have made an effort to show real fights in 2017 and I think in the long term it will pay off.

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