Crawford-Diaz draw 961,000 viewers on HBO

May 23, 2017

The Terrence Crawford-Felix Diaz fight on HBO Boxing drew 961,000 viewers on Saturday night per ShowBuzz Daily.

Crawford dominated the fight against Diaz.  Per ShowBuzz Daily, it drew a 0.37 rating in the A18-49 demo.

The other fight on the telecast between Raymundo Beltran and Jonathan Maicelo drew 687,000 viewers on HBO.

Previously, Crawford drew 982,000 viewers for his fight this past February against Hank Lundy.  In October 2016, Crawford drew 1.07M subscribers against Dierry Jean.  In April 2015, he drew 1.004M subscribers against Thomas Dulorme.

Payout Perspective:

The telecast was opposite a Showtime show so there may have been a split in viewership.  Crawford is one of HBO’s prized boxers but will he get a shot at the upper echelon?  The one sure way is a big fight with Manny Pacquiao.  The ratings reflect that his viewership is around 1 million viewers but if he’s to return to PPV, he’ll need a Pacquiao fight to do so.

9 Responses to “Crawford-Diaz draw 961,000 viewers on HBO”

  1. Caramel City on May 23rd, 2017 9:08 AM

    Good numbers. That means it peaked over 1m.
    Showtime Russell-Escandon averaged 481,000.
    PBC on FS1 Benavidez-Porky Medina averaged 364,000.
    I believe all 3 went head to head. Or overlapped at some point.
    Great night for boxing

  2. Fight Fan on May 23rd, 2017 9:39 AM

    “Solid numbers”

  3. Wil on May 23rd, 2017 9:44 PM

    It peaked at 1.036 which was the highest cable premium cable ratings for boxing for the year so far and a 17% increase over his last fight. He is becoming a star and it would be foolish for Arum to take him off HBO and rush back into ppv

  4. Andre on May 24th, 2017 9:05 AM

    2017 is boxing year. Trend up.

  5. Caramel City on May 24th, 2017 11:30 AM

    PBC on FS1 peaked at 580,000. Highest rated PBC they’ve had on FS1

  6. Wil on May 24th, 2017 1:27 PM

    Excellent day of boxing on 3 networks. 2017 has already overshadowed 2016

  7. Cutch on May 24th, 2017 3:00 PM

    Saturday shows usually do better ratings at the weekend as it’s considered to be a big fight night, PBC usually run on Tuesdays.

    Crawford should fight Pacquiao if he fights on PPV both are Top Rank fighters and dry and get the rub off him.

  8. Caramel City on May 24th, 2017 4:16 PM

    Crawford will fight Indongo next and then Pacquiao.

  9. Wil on May 25th, 2017 12:31 AM

    And he should fight Indongo…no great should ever move up without attempting to unify all titles

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