'PBC on FOX' Show Peaked at 1.039M Viewers, Averaged 886K

By Keith Idec

The audience for the “PBC on FOX” tripleheader Saturday night peaked at 1,039,000 viewers.

According to ratings released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research, the peak audience tuned in from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET during the brief but action-packed main event between Omar Figueroa Jr. and Robert Guerrero.

Figueroa floored Guerrero five times, three times in the second round and twice in the third round, before referee Ron Lipton stopped the scheduled 10-round welterweight bout 1:30 into the third round.

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The 34-year-old Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs, 2 NC) lost by knockout for the first time in his 16-year pro career. The former four-division champion from Gilroy, California, announced his retirement Monday.

The 27-year-old Figueroa (27-0-1, 19 KOs) ended a 19-month layoff in fantastic fashion at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Weslaco, Texas, native expects to return to the 140-pound division to pursue a title shot.

The entire show Saturday night averaged 886,000 viewers.

It also included an impressive performance from Adam Kownacki (16-0, 13 KOs), who scored a fourth-round technical knockout of Artur Szpilka (20-3, 15 KOs) in a battle of Polish heavyweights. After the Kownacki-Szpilka opener, Staten Island’s Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KOs) needed less than two rounds to stop previously unbeaten Sean Monaghan (28-1, 17 KOs), a fellow light heavyweight contender from Long Island.

The three quick knockouts and time of the year didn’t help in terms of generating ratings momentum Saturday night. Nevertheless, the tripleheader was watched by a lot less viewers than the last “PBC on FOX” tripleheader.

That card, which featured WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Gerald Washington in the main event, peaked at 1.86 million viewers and drew an average of 1.76 million viewers February 25. Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) stopped Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in the fifth round of their scheduled 12-rounder at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by megas30 on 07-19-2017

[QUOTE=285Kid;17871414]Good rating for a fight with no names, why were those boxers on FOX and not the big names?[/QUOTE] Why can't i take my eye off your gif or move on to the poster?

Comment by megas30 on 07-19-2017

Why can't i take my eye off your gif or move on to the poster?

Comment by LITTLE JOE on 07-19-2017

Years and years of putting crap fights on pay per view that would have been on free TV back in the 70's and 80's has really hurt this sport more than anything else.Nobody knows any boxers anymore because of this.…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 07-19-2017

[QUOTE=Ray*;17872491]We get all kind of boxing on Boxnation over here, we are glad to see a channel dedicated to boxing 24/7, a channel that you pay a fees for every month. The last thing i care about is what the…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 07-19-2017

[QUOTE=Ray*;17872230]Yeah "Boxing fans" are the worse fans in sports overall. I don't call them fans of the sport, they are more fans of certain promoters who represent certain fighters.[/QUOTE] Yep thats exactly what it is. Foodstamp fanagers as i call…

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