Boxing on CBS gets 1.8 million viewers
That's up from the early estimates of 1.4 million. Remember previously the rating was said to be okay for the timeslot coming second behind the basketball game. Now this would upgrade would probably make it the most watched sporting event in that time slot.
Basically a boxing match that was nothing more than a prelim for a showtime event with zero promotion showcasing a bantamweight managed to get higher ratings than every other sport in that timeslot.
I read the Butler game was the highest rated in that spot all year. Boxing either beat it now or got second.
Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn
Final viewership figures are in for last week's return of #boxing to CBS. Santa Cruz's bout averaged 1.794M viewers. That's pretty damn good