HBO Boxing telecast tops out at 613,000 viewer average for undercard

October 25, 2017

HBO’s Boxing telecast on Saturday night drew an average of 613,000 viewers for Demetrius Andrade and Alantez Fox per Nielsen according to ShowBuzz Daily. The main event between Albert Machado and Jezreel Corrales drew 545,000 viewers.

The 47 minute Andrade-Fox fight, which Andrade won, peaked at 685,000 viewers per Nielsen.  It drew 0.22 in the A18-49.  The Machado-Corrales fight peaked at 595,000 viewers and drew 0.20 in the A18—49 demo.  Machado defeated Corrales in the main event.

The first fight of the night was a taped bout from Ireland featuring Ryan Burnett defeating Zhanat Zhakiyanov averaged 576,000 viewers and peaked at 618,000.  The fight drew 0.17 in the A18-49 demo.

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It’s not too often that the undercard outdraws the main event, but it happened this past Saturday.  This likely means that the casual viewers tuned in to watch boxing and did not know the fighters in the main event which is too bad.

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