Originally Posted by Medved
90% of those were from the College hoops game(check the earlier article) that was being played so people tuned it, if there was just filler material or reruns before the boxing that number would be under 1m.
and before calling the number good, you need to look at the avg CBS viewership for that day and timeslot.
I still dont think 1.8m is good, for HBO its great but not for a over the air channel during mid saturday in mid winter so not many ppl outside.
The 5-7 timeslot has the second most viewers after the primetime slot
It pulled good numbers. 1PT/4EST is nowhere near primetime, even on Saturday. Not sure where you are getting that timeslot from 5-7, but boxing wasn't on then.
Who cares if it had a lead in game. The important part is it retained those viewers. Meaning people are interested in boxing. It would have been a disaster if the retention rate was bad.
Besides football, it was the 2nd, and maybe the highest rated sporting event. 1.8m doesn't blow anyone out of the water, but considering everything it had running against it, it did fine.