Canelo-Chavez replay draw 769,000 on HBO

May 17, 2017

The replay of the Canelo Alvarez- Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fight drew 769,000 viewers this past Saturday night on HBO per ShowBuzz Daily.

Canelo’s May fight against Amir Khan drew 767,000 for the replay on HBO.  He drew 459,000 HBO subscribers for his September 2016 fight against Liam Smith.  His 2015 fight with Miguel Cotto drew 901,000 subscribers for its replay.

Payout Perspective:
The lower ratings probably did not impact the PPV buys as it is reported that it will be over 1 million buys for the Cinco De Mayo weekend fight.  The ratings might be lower than the Cotto fight for the simple fact that news got around that the fight was a walkover.  In addition, it was on a night with UFC 211 on that night.

24 Responses to “Canelo-Chavez replay draw 769,000 on HBO”

  1. d on May 17th, 2017 7:28 AM

    Exactly. Goes to show how clearly De La Hoya exaggerated the ppv numbers. I’m amazed how anyone is ever willing to accept ppv numbers from a promoter in any sport.

  2. Caramel City on May 17th, 2017 10:03 AM

    Mayweather-Pacquiao did 1.1m or something like that on the replay.
    So they don’t coincide

  3. Fight Fan on May 17th, 2017 10:06 AM

    “Solid numbers” it was a replay and anyone in vegas like myself that saw firsthand how busy it was knows this fight was huge.

  4. d on May 17th, 2017 10:17 AM

    This fight was not huge. It was a promoter’s exaggeration. Every outlet reporting it did near a million buys got their number from Oscar De La Hoya. Promoter’s numbers are works of fiction.

    These would be extremely low ratings for an alleged big fight.

  5. Cutch on May 17th, 2017 10:21 AM

    Anybody that actually saw the fight, wouldn’t want to watch it again, it was the worst “big fight” I’ve ever seen and it had nothing to do with Canelo, Jr is just an embarrassment living off his fathers name.

  6. Fight Fan on May 17th, 2017 12:48 PM

    A sold out record breaking attendance, plus closed circuit events that were packed prove otherwise d. Unless you have legit proof what you say is just more fake news.

  7. Wil on May 17th, 2017 12:50 PM

    Cutch= nailed it. Horrible fight.

  8. C on May 17th, 2017 1:11 PM

    D we’re you in Vegas? Because if you were and you don’t consider that a huge fight, then you’re obviously delusional. If you weren’t then you should stay quiet.

  9. d on May 17th, 2017 5:03 PM

    No, that does not prove otherwise.

    I do have proof, the source came from De La Hoya- he’s lied about every ppv number he’s ever disclosed. Reliability of source is everything with ppv numbers. it’s the same reason that people like you always call out White whenever he releases a ppv number and claim that he’s lying.

  10. Wil on May 17th, 2017 6:19 PM


  11. Fight Fan on May 17th, 2017 6:32 PM

    Lmao full meltdown. No proof= fake news

  12. Andre on May 17th, 2017 6:50 PM


  13. d on May 17th, 2017 6:57 PM


  14. d on May 17th, 2017 7:19 PM

    I love the fact that they don’t remove most article’s comments on this site:

    “lol still waiting on official numbers, if they were that good ufc would have came out right away touting them. Instead its been 2 weeks and still nothing.”

    You had no source, yet you clearly point out you don’t believe the UFC’s numbers. Hahahaha.

  15. Marco Contreras on May 18th, 2017 2:50 AM

    I agree with Jason the numbers reflect the knowledge of knowing it was a one sided beat down

    In Mexico it drew huge ratings and in the United States it did a monster 1million buys minimum

    Add that it broke T-Mobile’s attendance record
    So overall it was a successful fight . This year boxing has been on a huge rise both in the United States and worldwide were it was already very popular

  16. d on May 18th, 2017 7:51 AM

    Hahaha. 1m in De La Hoya buys, ie fantasy numbers.

  17. Fight Fan on May 18th, 2017 8:01 AM

    Must be in the same fantasy as a new record attendance at t mobile. Lol

  18. d on May 18th, 2017 8:45 AM


  19. Fight Fan on May 18th, 2017 9:35 AM

    Meltdown haha

  20. Marco Contreras on May 19th, 2017 6:25 PM

    @fight fan

    Do you think Canelo vs GGG will do 1.8 million ppv buys

  21. Fight Fan on May 19th, 2017 7:15 PM

    depends heavily on the lead up to the fight. I’m guessing between 1.5-2 million. It will have competition from college football during that time too. But they did a great job promoting Canelo and chavez so we’ll see. It is on a Mexican holiday again and that will surely help as Canelo mayweather did 2 million buys that same holiday a few years ago.

  22. Caramel City on May 19th, 2017 9:18 PM

    Reports are saying that Canelo-Chavez will settle around 1.2m ppv buys

  23. Wil on May 20th, 2017 7:31 AM

    Carmel City, I saw that too. I am no fan of PPV but no doubt it proves that given the right fighter and the right opponents, PPVs can be sold. Canelo has the benefit of being a very popular Mexican fighter who fights in a country where an ethnic population will spend money to see him fight, particularly against big name and or big threat opponents. The Canelo vs GGG fight will hit 2m buys and the spin doctor(s) will have their work cut on for him (them) when that happens.

  24. d on May 20th, 2017 8:36 AM

    “Reports are saying that Canelo-Chavez will settle around 1.2m ppv buys”

    Sourced by De La Hoya. Hahaha.

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