Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN’s Santa Cruz vs. Mares Delivers Largest Boxing Audience

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN’s Santa Cruz vs. Mares Delivers Largest Boxing Audience on ESPN Since February 1998

Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Boxing Telecast Ever on ESPN Deportes

ESPN2 to Air Instant Classic Tonight

The third edition of ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN presented by Corona Extra (PBC on ESPN) series—headlined by Leo Santa Cruz’s majority decision win over Abner Mares—on Saturday, Aug. 29, delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since February 1998 (02/22/98 Mark Johnson vs. Arthur Johnson). The telecast was seen by an average of 1,217,000 viewers (P2+)—up 30 percent from the average of the previous two PBC telecasts on ESPN. The telecast peaked from 12:00-12:15am with 1,641,000 viewers (P2+) according to Nielsen.

ESPN’s Spanish-language telecast of the event on ESPN Deportes averaged a 1.3 Hispanic HH US Rtg and 355,000 Hispanic viewers—making it the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast to ever air on ESPN Deportes. The telecast peaked from 11:15-11:30 p.m. with 453,000 viewers. ESPN2 will reair the fight tonight at 9 p.m. ET as an Instant Classic. In addition, ESPN Deportes will re-air the entire card on Saturday, September 5, at 7 p.m.

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COMMENTS

-Art :

Now try and tell us the Latinos don't influence boxing!! Pay attention!! These are two fighters that were under GBP, until Schaeffer and Ellerbe siphoned them to Al Haymon!! Still, we watch because we know they are true warriors!! Haymon is going to realize this and it will be too late because GBP has the best Latino Fighters in the world!!


-deepwater2 :

That Swiss Banker sure was dirty. GBP was robbed but at least they know the formula to success and will keep putting on compelling fights.