Showtime Boxing main event draws 481,000 viewers

May 25, 2017

The main event featuring Gary Russell, Jr. versus Oscar Escandon on Showtime Boxing on Saturday night drew 481,000 fans per ShowBuzz Daily.

The telecast ran opposite HBO’s boxing event featuring Terrence Crawford.  The event drew 961,000 viewers for Crawford’s event against Felix Diaz.

Russell was the featured event on the telecast which also featured the unfortunate post-fight incident where Andre Dirrell’s uncle took a cheap shot at Jose Uzcategui after he was disqualified for an after-the-bell foul on Dirrell.  The fight drew 354,000 viewers and 0.11 in the A18-49 demo.

Also, a fight between super lightweights Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh drew 267,000 viewers.

The first fight on the Showtime telecast drew 206,000 viewers.  It was a junior lightweight contest between Floyd Mayweather’s fighter Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh.  Davis won via third-round TKO.

The Russell event drew 481,000 viewers and 0.13 in the A18-49 demo.

Payout Perspective:

The event is on par with prior Showtime telecasts and likely had to compete with viewers that also watched HBO’s boxing telecasts.  Usually, HBO boxing events do better than Showtime although Showtime may have had better fights on Saturday.

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