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Top Rank Doubleheader Delivers Solid Rating on ESPN

Last night's Top Rank on ESPN saw Oscar Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) retain his WBO featherweight title against Scott Quigg while fighting under a canopy at the rainy StubHub Center, the famed outdoor boxing venue in Carson, Calif. south of downtown Los Angeles. The telecast includes two of 2018’s top five highest-rated fights on cable television in 2018, according to preliminary audience results from Nielsen. The Valdez vs. Quigg world championship fight aired live and exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streamed live on the ESPN App.

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Top Things to Know

    Last night’s telecast was the highest-rated of the three Top Rank on ESPN telecasts in 2018
    Last night’s Top Rank on ESPN featured two of the five highest-rated fights on cable television in 2018
    The main event featuring Valdez vs. Quigg averaged a 0.7 metered market rating, while the co-main event featuring undefeated junior lightweights Andy Vences vs. Erick De Leon averaged a 0.8 metered market rating

Top Boxing Overnight Ratings on Cable Television 2018 (By Fight)

Metered Market Rating

1 - 03/10/2018

ESPN - VENCES vs. DE LEON - 0.8 

1 - 03/03/2018

SHOWTIME - WILDER vs. ORTIZ - 0.8

3 - 03/10/2018

ESPN - VALDEZ vs. QUIGG - 0.7

3 - 01/27/2018

HBO - MATTHYSSE vs. KIRAM - 0.7

The next Top Rank on ESPN is this Saturday, March 17 and features top-rated contenders José Ramírez and Amir “Young Man” Imam fighting for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight world title. Ramirez vs. Imam will headline a St. Patrick's Day at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.  The event also features Irish Olympian Michael Conlan (5-0, 4 KO’s), from Belfast, who begins his sophomore professional year exactly where he started his freshman year — at The Garden. The Ramirez vs. Imam world championship event will live and exclusively at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and stream live on the ESPN App at 6 p.m. ET.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 03-12-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18566230]Don't want to hear the excuse. Windmill did a .8 - bottom line... he better get on his knees and hope Joshua blesses him - Joshua makes $20 mil+ without him against anyone.[/QUOTE] In England! Idk about in America.

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 03-12-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18565689]Bruh espn is in most housholds. I don't even have showtime. That's y PBC needs to put wilder on CBS to build him up. F that premium channels. Most millennials don't have cable.[/QUOTE] Don't want to hear the excuse. Windmill…

Comment by german12johnson on 03-12-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18565201]Vences v. DeLeon did the same numbers as Windmill-Ortiz :pat: Yet Ostrich Legs is a PPV star who deserves a 50/50 split because he'll break the PPV record with a Vegas Joshua fight according to the "experts" a/k/a fan boys…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 03-11-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18565201]Vences v. DeLeon did the same numbers as Windmill-Ortiz :pat: Yet Ostrich Legs is a PPV star who deserves a 50/50 split because he'll break the PPV record with a Vegas Joshua fight according to the "experts" a/k/a fan boys…

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 03-11-2018

Viewership and ratings are fickle. GGG did 1.3 million views vs. Wade and Monroe Jr., but views vs. Brook was less than 900K. In the end, I hope all networks have great ratings for boxing so they continue to set…

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