Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Friday night draws 706,000 viewers

September 25, 2017

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Friday night drew 706,000 viewers on ESPN according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  The event featured title defenses by Oscar Valdez and Gilbert Ramirez.

The ratings for the event are the best thus far for Friday night boxing on ESPN since the agreements with Golden Boy and Top Rank went into place earlier this year.

The Valdez-Genesis Servania ended the night of fights which started at 11:42pm ET.

Payout Perspective:

The ratings are promising as these Friday night fights are used to promote up and coming fighters.  Those that tuned in to see Valdez-Servania saw a great action-packed fight.  Notably, Top Rank Boxing did much better than the UFC on FXX Friday night which drew just 502,000 viewers for its main card and 416,000 for the prelims.

7 Responses to “Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Friday night draws 706,000 viewers”

  1. Diego on September 26th, 2017 5:13 AM

    Those are excellent ratings for what used to be the FNF slot. I love to see it. And the fights were very high quality matchups, which doesn’t always happen. Exciting and competitive.

  2. Reece on September 26th, 2017 8:02 AM

    Boxing beat MMA on back-to-back nights. Even Bellator with their flying cage gimmick and two of their best known fighters couldn’t do numbers this good and they lost out to an HBO card headlined by two ranfom guys nobody’s ever heard of.

  3. Moses on September 26th, 2017 11:47 AM

    These are good ratings considering that ESPN once again kept switching the show to different networks. It started on ESPNNews, then ESPN2, and then finally jumped to ESPN. I figured the ratings were going to be trash cause of this.

  4. Fight Fan on September 26th, 2017 12:43 PM

    “Solid numbers”

  5. Wil on September 26th, 2017 7:20 PM

    FF, lol…I see what you did.
    and agree with the common thought process, good numbers on a Friday night. Top Rank is a welcomed addition to the basic cable boxing world….what happened to the “boxing is dead” mantra?

  6. d on September 27th, 2017 9:16 AM

    Hahaha. Look at how pathetic the boxing t.rolls are. They are screaming victory because of a 700k rating over a UFC replacement card with arguably their worst headliner of the year for a fight in Japan. Haha. They sure know how to go below rock bottom.

  7. Reece on September 29th, 2017 2:05 PM

    D, you do remember linking to a FightHype story saying that this card along with the upcoming Magdaleno-Juarez card would flop badly because there was no big names on there and stating that Top Rank’s deal would be in trouble because of that? Not only did it not flop but it beat the UFC in the 18-49 demo for the second consecutive head to head matchup. The names on the UFC card were about as recognizable as the ones on the ESPN card so that’s not a valid excuse.

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