The most recent PBC on Fox broadcast barely averaged more that a million viewers for the entire telecast.
The April 20 card, taking place in Carson, California, averaged 1.082 million viewers for the three-fight show headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados for the WBC Silver welterweight title. The event also drew a 0.71 household rating and averaged 336,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic.
The final viewership numbers and ratings are the lowest for a PBC on Fox telecast for 2019. The previous year-low was the February 16 card headlined by Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera in a WBA “Super” featherweight title bout. That card averaged 1.376 million viewers and drew a 0.90 rating. The numbers for the April 20 show are also down from Fox’s last PBC card, which took place on March 9 and averaged 1.628 million viewers and drew a 1.06 household rating.
Garcia dominated the fight against Granados, dropping him three times for the entire bout and ultimately stopped him in the seventh round. With the win, Garcia is now back in the hunt for a welterweight world title opportunity. Also on the card was Andy Ruiz Jr. defeating Alexander Dimitrenko in a heavyweight bout and Brandon Figueroa beating Yonfrez Parejo to become the new interim WBA super bantamweight titleholder.
Fox’s next PBC telecast will take place on May 11 from the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. The main event is Jarrett Hurd vs. Julian Williams for the unified WBA “Super” and IBF junior middleweight titles. Fox also announced during the April 20 telecast that it would also air the rematch between WBC junior middleweight champion Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo this summer, but a full announcement is expected to be released soon.