Garcia-Broner on Showtime draw 881,000 viewers Saturday night

August 2, 2017

Showtime Boxing’s feature fight between Mikey Garcia and Adrian Broner drew 881,000 network subscribers Saturday night per Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  It was the highest-rated fight since Deontay Wilder faced Bermane Stiverne on Showtime.

Garcia thoroughly dominated Broner in winning via unanimous decision.

The Wilder-Stiverne fight in January 2015 drew 1.24 million viewers on Showtime.

Broner continues to be a Showtime draw.  His last fight in February against Adrian Granados drew 779,000 viewers.  Saturday night drew a 0.32 rating in the A18-49 demo.  The co-main event of the night, Jermell Charlo and Jorge Heiland drew 598,000 viewers and 0.23 in the A18-49 demo.

Payout Perspective:

A good night for boxing despite UFC 214.  Broner, for one reason or another, continues to be a draw.  In December 2013, his fight with Marcos Maidana drew 1.3 million network subs.  Also to note that the first All Access for Mayweather-McGregor aired the same night on Showtime.

5 Responses to “Garcia-Broner on Showtime draw 881,000 viewers Saturday night”

  1. Fight Fan on August 2nd, 2017 11:25 AM

    Great numbers

  2. Diego on August 2nd, 2017 2:10 PM

    Very solid for a premium channel. It will be interesting to see where Broner goes from here. He looked fit, but lost comprehensively. Will he still be a draw if he keeps losing?

  3. C on August 2nd, 2017 2:58 PM

    I just came here to get a kick out of d’s comments, but ever since boxing has surpassed mma in every which way…he’s been a ghost, lol.

  4. Fight Fan on August 3rd, 2017 4:58 AM

    C don’t speak to soon, he will be here in a few to make claims about pbc as if it’s the only network for boxing. Then he will cherry pick some random facts to try to sound legit.

  5. Jason Cruz on August 4th, 2017 7:07 AM

    @Diego – maybe people like seeing him lose. 🙂

    Mikey looked good.

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