Stevenson-Fonfara fight draws 390,000 on Showtime

June 7, 2017

Saturday night’s Showtime Boxing event featuring the rematch between Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara drew 390,000 of the network’s subscribers per Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.

UPDATED: Stevenson fight drew 145,000 in the A18-49 demo.  The Alvarez fight drew 149,000 in the A18-49 demo.

In the undercard event, Jean Pascal and Eleider Alvarez, the event drew 373,000 network subscribers.  Alvarez edged out Pascal via majority decision.

In the main event, Stevenson quickly dispensed Fonfara in two rounds after a knockdown which shook the challenger forcing his corner to stop the fight.

The time in between the fights which included a build up for the return of Adrien Broner this July as he faces Mikey Garcia drew 380,000 viewers.

Saturday Showtime Boxing Events 2017

1/14/2017 Jack/Degale 454,000
1/28/2017 Santa Cruz/Frampton 587,000
2/18/2017 Broner/Granados 779,000
4/22/2017 Berto/Porter 486,000
4/29/2017 Joshua/Klitschko *afternoon 659,000
5/20/2017 Russell Jr./Escandon 481,000
5/27/2017 Brook/Spence *afternoon 291,000
6/3/2017 Fonfara/Stevenson 390,000

Payout Perspective:

Going up against a UFC event, the numbers were likely going to be down.  However, based on the normal Showtime Boxing events, 390,000 is good for this fight.   The ratings for 2017 show a much stronger year for Showtime with better matchups and bigger ratings for the network that usually doesn’t produce notable ratings.

14 Responses to “Stevenson-Fonfara fight draws 390,000 on Showtime”

  1. Fight Fan on June 7th, 2017 7:49 AM

    Broner Garcia will be huge. Showtime is putting on some good events and their commentators are good like able people.

  2. Wil on June 7th, 2017 12:21 PM

    I don understand why that fight was made in the first place, Joe Smith ruined Fonfara with that devastating knockout in the first round, I gave Stevenson 4 rounds max and he got him in 2 and the ref should have called it in one wit hthe beating he took

  3. Wil on June 7th, 2017 12:27 PM

    Looks like updated numbers according to Raphael, Cruz. Looks like it topped out at 610,000, which for that fight is extremely high ratings for showtime
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    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson’s second-round destruction of Andrzej Fonfara in their rematch on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Stevenson’s hometown of Montreal averaged 553,000 viewers for Showtime’s live airing, according to Nielsen Media Research. The fight peaked at 610,000 viewers. The opening fight, Eleider “Storm” Alvarez’s majority decision victory over former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal in a title eliminator that maintained Alvarez’s position as Stevenson’s mandatory challenger, averaged 373,000 viewers and peaked at 446,000.
    Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

  4. Caramel City on June 7th, 2017 5:06 PM

    It averaged 553,000 and peaked at 610,000.

  5. d on June 7th, 2017 6:23 PM

    More bad ratings for boxing.

  6. Fight Fan on June 7th, 2017 7:01 PM

    Lol here comes d. How’s that 4 billion getting paid?

  7. d on June 7th, 2017 7:09 PM

    With the hundreds of millions they have rolling in each year. How’s PBC’s debt getting paid? Oh yeah, it isn’t. They stole hundreds of millions from a hedge fund that someone may wind up going to jail for.

  8. Fight Fan on June 7th, 2017 8:26 PM

    And ufc still can’t break 2 million ppvs In a single night.

  9. Wil on June 7th, 2017 9:11 PM

    More people watched that fight than watched American Gofs on stars and twin peaks last episodes……showtime notic s such things

  10. Jess on June 7th, 2017 10:30 PM

    Garcia should take Broner. By KO I hope. He’s been looking sharp.

  11. Caramel City on June 7th, 2017 10:43 PM

    That’s not bad ratings for a rematch no one wanted.
    Stevenson is barely relevant anymore.

  12. Wil on June 8th, 2017 11:22 AM

    Agreed, for Showtime which has far less suscribers than HBO, its actually an obscene amount of viewers for a useless fight, compared to what the viewership should have been for Spence vs Brook in the USA. At least the viewers got violence though, that looked like a painful 2 rounds for Fonfara

  13. Wil on June 8th, 2017 8:17 PM
  14. d on June 10th, 2017 9:18 AM

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