50 million predicted to watch The Money Fight

August 25, 2017

50 million.  That is the number that the AP reports may watch the Floyd Mayweather Connor McGregor fight.

Similar to the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, the fight at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday is being hailed as a culture event.  Former HBO exec in charge of PPV, Mark Taffet noted that it “crosses all demographics and all social and economic factors.”  Despite being just the second time that a PPV will be sold for $99.95 (HD), there is momentum saying that this fight will surpass the 4.4 million buys that the May 2015 showdown between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

This time around technological advancements may help with the buy rate, or at least the final revenue drawn from this spectacle.

Taffet noted that this fight will draw more people to come together to watch.  The average people that watch a PPV is usually 5-6 people whereas Taffet predicts that to be bumped up to 10 person per household.

Payout Perspective:

So is this a realistic number.  The report relies much on the fact that a ton of casual viewers will want to watch this fight.  Despite the caution by many experts that this will be a no-contest in favor of Floyd Mayweather, the run-up to this fight has been tremendous and its being written, talked about and seen everywhere.

4 Responses to “50 million predicted to watch The Money Fight”

  1. d on August 25th, 2017 3:02 PM


    “Lesson learned at Buffalo Wild Wings bwld , which is shifting its strategy two years after being criticized for all but skipping a high-profile boxing match.”

    “Two years ago, only a handful of Buffalo Wild company-owned restaurants, along with about 70 franchisees, decided to show the Mayweather fight. ”

    “The restaurant chain, which thrived for years as a destination for live sporting events, will show Saturday’s anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor at nearly half its U.S. locations amid a sales slump that prompted a proxy fight and board shake-up.”

    Where’s Fight Fan at? Haha.

  2. Fight Fan on August 25th, 2017 6:05 PM

    Franchise and corporate stores have different options, most of the ones by me will not be paying the 5000+ to show it.

    Don’t bother me though I’ll be watching free at a friends

  3. CC on August 25th, 2017 10:04 PM

    Fight Fan is the guy that shows up, drinks your beer, eats your food, watches PPV but doesn’t chip in, and then talks shit the whole time. Annoying dbags.

  4. d on August 26th, 2017 6:40 AM

    That must have stung when you realized everything you claimed was dead wrong. Hahahaha.

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