LOS ANGELES, CA – Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on FOX, featuring two exciting title fights, peaked with 2,263,000 million viewers from 7:30 PM ET – 7:45 PM ET on Saturday, according to Nielsen Media Research. Featherweight world champions Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares were both victorious in title fights from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., officially setting up a 2018 world championship rematch between the two popular southern California champions.
The full card, featuring three bouts from 7:30 PM ET – 10:00 PM ET, averaged a 1.2/2 rating, with 1,483,000 million viewers. Viewership was up +67% vs. FOX’s last PBC event that aired July 15, 2017 (886,000 viewers). Among Adults 18-49, Saturday’s fight card was +85% better than last July’s PBC event on FOX (494,000 vs. 267,000).
Top markets on Saturday included Houston (2.9/6), New Orleans (2.4/4) and Tulsa (2.0/3).
On FOX Deportes, the fight brought in 68,000 viewers, making it the fourth-most watched PBC event to date on the network.