Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

ESPN's Top Rank Double Averaged 1.48M Viewers Saturday Night

By Keith Idec

The ratings for the ESPN boxing telecast headlined by Jose Ramirez on Saturday night were almost as impressive as Ramirez’s performance.

An average of 1,487,000 viewers watched the one-hour, 50-minute telecast from Fresno, California, according to ratings released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs), an area hero, knocked out previously unbeaten Mike Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) in the second round of their main event, a junior welterweight bout that was scheduled for 10 rounds.

A capacity crowd of nearly 14,000 packed Fresno State University’s Save Mart Center to watch the biggest win of Ramirez’s career to date. The 2012 Olympian from nearby Avenal, California, is very popular in California’s Central Valley due in part to his social activism, primarily calling attention to the impact the area’s water shortage has had on those that work in the farming industry. 

beterbiev-koelling-fight (16)

The opener of ESPN’s doubleheader, a light heavyweight championship bout between Artur Beterbiev and Enrico Koelling, was watched by an average audience of 1.9 million viewers. Russia’s Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) kept his perfect knockout record intact and won the vacant IBF light heavyweight title by knocking out Germany’s Koelling (23-2, 6 KOs) in the 12th round.

ESPN’s telecast, part of promoter Top Rank Inc.’s new deal with the basic cable network, mostly aired at the same time as HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” tripleheader Saturday night. That broadcast, which began 30 minutes before ESPN’s telecast, peaked at 765,000 viewers during the main event, middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs’ 12-round, unanimous-decision victory over Luis Arias (https://www.boxingscene.com/jacobs-arias-peaks-765000-viewers-averages-706000-on-hbo--122448).

ESPN is available in nearly 60 million more homes in the United States than HBO, where roughly 32 million people subscribe to the premium cable channel. Top Rank fighters appeared almost exclusively on HBO and pay-per-view before Bob Arum’s promotional company made its deal with ESPN earlier this year.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scipio2009 on 11-16-2017

An hour outside of LA, while now supposedly standing up for La Raza even though the whole thing started with you failing in your attempt to **** on Jose Ramirez as an attraction. Lol

Comment by Raonic on 11-15-2017

Pretty surprised.

Comment by Pigeons on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18213760]Your mom will be there recording the fight. After I beat his ass Imma fvck your mom in her ass the same way you like it b itch![/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

Comment by BigStomps on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=TainoGodCanelo;18213862]Sounds good, brother! Stay up! Phuck busters![/QUOTE] Damn homie wacha. He just barely sent me this private message. Already ranking out. I'll post what I wrote him and what he responded below. The first message is what I wrote him.…

Comment by Mr. EBT 97K on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18213850]Well I'm hoping he'll be there cause I am. I'm about 45 minutes from Elysian park so we'll see what's up. I'll let you know if this chapete shows up..[/QUOTE] Sounds good, brother! Stay up! Phuck busters!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time Jack Catterall: I Want The Winner of Flanagan vs. Hooker Ohara Davies Warms Up For Showdown With Josh Leather Video: Floyd Mayweather Reacts To The Stevenson-Jack Draw Adonis Stevenson: I Felt I Won, I Can Give Badou Jack a Rematch Video: Badou Jack Reacts To Draw Verdict With Adonis Stevenson Video: Adonis Stevenson Reacts To Draw Verdict With Jack Badou Jack: I Definitely Won, Maybe They Don't Like Mayweather Hekkie Budler Stuns Ryoichi Taguchi To Capture IBF, WBA Belts Mugicha Nakagawa Stops Ricky Manufoe To Win WBA Regional Boschiero Decisions Farouk Kourbanov For The EU Title in Italy Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Stops Adrian Estrella Jose Carlos Paz Shocks Omar Chavez With Unanimous Decision Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack Battle To a Majority Draw Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gary Russell Decisions a Game Joseph Diaz, Retains WBC Title Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adonis Stevenson-Badou Jack - CompuBox Historical Review Firat Arslan Grabs Quick Knockout Win, Returns on June 16 Jack: I Asked for This Fight; Nothing Stevenson Has Scares Me! Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Jonas Sultan - Face To Face at Fan Event Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE Results From Maryland Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - Stats & Stakes Josh Warrington Shocks Lee Selby To Capture The IBF Title Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gary Russell: I'll Be Disappointed With Myself If Diaz Goes Distance Stevenson: Long Layoff is No Problem vs. Jack; I'm Always in Gym Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. - Stats & Stakes Frampton: Selby Likely Wins - But I Would Beat Him Anyway Subriel Matias Aims To Be The Next Force From Puerto Rico Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington - LIVE Results From Elland Road Andrew Moloney, Jason Moloney Score Big Wins in Melbourne Marquis Moore Continues Run With Decision Win in Queens Pacquiao Denies Reports of Issues With Matthysse Fight Joseph Diaz: Gary Russell is Overlooking Me, Underestimated Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement