PBC's latest show on FOX had one of the lowest viewership the network has had for a boxing in 2019.
The June 23 PBC on FOX card from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, headlined by Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota, had an average viewership of 1.211 million. The card also drew a 0.78 household rating, the second-lowest of the year for a main card on FOX. However, this is the only card PBC had on FOX that took place on a Sunday all year long.
Charlo was originally supposed to face WBC junior middleweight champion Tony Harrison, but Harrison went down with an injury and withdrew from the fight. Cota then replaced Harrison as Charlo's opponent and Charlo knocked him out in the third round. Also on the card was Guillermo Rigondeaux knocking out Julio Ceja to become the mandatory challenger to the WBC super bantamweight title and Joey Spencer beating Akeem Black.
Both the viewership and ratings are down from the May 11 PBC on FOX card headlined by Jarrett Hurd vs. Julian Williams. That card averaged 1.385 million viewers and drew a 0.89 household rating. It did do better than the April 20 card, which averaged 1.082 millions and drew a 0.71 rating.
The prelims for the June 23 event, which also aired on FOX, averaged 836,000 viewers. The prelim show saw rising prospect Chris Colbert defeat Alberto Mercado by unanimous decision as well as Jesus Ramos beat Kevin Ramos by unanimous decision.
Below are the average viewership and ratings for all PBC on FOX cards since December 2018:
- June 23, 2019: 1.211 million (0.78 rating)/836,000 viewers (prelim card)
- May 11, 2019: 1.385 million (0.89 rating)
- April 20, 2019: 1.082 million (0.71 rating)
- March 9, 2019: 1.628 million (1.06 rating)
- February 16, 2019: 1.376 million (0.90 rating)
- January 26, 2019: 1.98 million (1.27 rating)
- December 22, 2018: 1.971 million (1.26 rating)
The next PBC on FOX is the July 20 card that will serve as the lead-in to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman pay-per-view. The FOX-televised portion of the event will have IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant defend his title against Mike Lee.