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 was on at 1 pm. The college hoop game actually got very similar numbers too. Small time boxing got great ratings for its time slot and that's all there is to it. 90% of the people watching the next programme that's on only means they had a big interest in it, nothing else. Getting 90% of the audience to watch the next thing is not too common or a coincidence. It means they heard about it and decided to watch it over something else.
The basketball got a 1.5 overnight rating.
"Indiana/Butler Overnight Up 50%: CBS drew a 1.5 overnight rating for the Indiana/Butler college basketball game Saturday afternoon, up 50% from both Butler/Purdue last year (1.0) and regional action in 2010 (1.0). The 1.5 is easily the top college basketball overnight of the season on CBS, topping a 0.9 for Arkansas/Michigan last week and a 1.1 for Baylor/Kentucky two weeks ago."
Small time boxing is at least kicking college basketball's ass.