Top Rank Boxing draws 556,000 viewers Saturday night

May 29, 2019

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN drew 556,000 viewers on Saturday night.  The main event saw an upset as Jamel Herring defeated Masayuki Ito to win the WBO junior heavyweight title in Kissimmee, Florida.

The event aired Saturday night at 10pm and featured the matchup of the former Marine taking the title from Ito.  The event drew 171,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo and a 0.38 market share.

Notably, the event outdrew ESPN2 which showed women’s college softball super regional action at the time.  The games averaged in the 300K viewer range.  The event did air opposite the Bucks-Raptors Conference Finals which drew 6.4 million viewers.

Top Rank on ESPN Ratings

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (2/2):  880,000 viewers

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (2/10):  655,000 viewers

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (2/15) 704,000 viewers

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (3/23) 469,000 viewers

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (5/4) 480,000 viewers

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN (5/11) 740,000 viewers

Payout Perspective:

The event was likely overshadowed by the NBA and although the backstory behind Herring was a good one.  The 556,000 is a little better than 2 of the past 4 Top Rank shows which you might see as an improvement.

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