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Pacquiao-Horn - Highest Rated Boxing Telecast on Cable Since '06

ESPN’s live telecast Saturday, July 1, of the “Battle of Brisbane” (10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET) averaged a total live audience (television and streaming) of 3.1 million viewers across the ESPN and ESPN Deportes networks, according to Fast National ratings from Nielsen.  It was the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable television since 2006 and ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995.

The WBO World Welterweight Championship main event between Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs), the Filipino legend and boxing’s only eight-division world champion, against undefeated No. 1 contender and Brisbane’s favorite son Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) (12 midnight to 1 a.m. ET) peaked during the final half hour of their fight with 4.4 million viewers across both networks. Horn defeated Pacquiao by a controversial unanimous decision.

On ESPN, the telecast averaged a 1.6 household rating and 2,812,000 viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable TV since 2006.  Carlos Baldomir vs. Arturo Gatti on HBO on July 22, 2006, earned a 1.6 household rating.

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“The Battle of Brisbane” was also the highest-rated boxing telecast on ESPN’s networks since 1995.  Danell Nicholson vs. Darren Hayden on ESPN, on December 21, 1995 earned a 1.7 household rating.

“The Battle of Brisbane” on ESPN Deportes averaged 206,000 viewers, including 308,000 viewers in the final half hour of the event, making it the most-watched fight on ESPN Deportes since Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares on August 29, 2015, which had an average minute viewing audience of 355,000.

Streaming

ESPN’s telecast had a streaming average minute audience of 78,000, with 392,000 unique viewers, and 14.4 million total minutes streamed. Based on all three measures, the fight was the most-streamed boxing event on record on ESPN’s networks. On ESPN Deportes, the telecast had a streaming average minute audience of 1,400, with 7,800 unique viewers, and 253,000 total minutes streamed. Based on all three measures, the fight was the most-streamed boxing event on record on ESPN Deportes.  Streaming provided a combined additional 2.6% lift on top of the television audience for both networks.

“The Battle of Brisbane” is available to stream now on the ESPN app.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HAMMER77777 on 07-03-2017

I like how they put The Card during Waking Hours here, and in Australia. That was fair for everyone, so good on them for that. Evening Time here, Day Time there. I was afraid This would have been in The…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 07-03-2017

So a lot of people tuned to see an old Manny Pacquiao get jobbed in Australia. Not a good night for boxing but atleast people were interested in the sport again.

Comment by Manic Shot on 07-03-2017

Broner vs Manny will do real numbers on ESPN.

Comment by soul_survivor on 07-03-2017

pac still one of the biggest draws ever, to think he did those numbers against a nobody imagine what pac v khan could have been, oh well

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-03-2017

[QUOTE=p4ptbe;17827067]espn promoted this fight like a superbowl of boxing1 they promoted it daily for a week with their own ticker for the fight! If thurman vs danny got this kind of promo they would have done 7 million easy![/QUOTE] Thurman…

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