March 24 PBC on FS1 Prelim Card Draws Higher Ratings Than Main Card

Premier Boxing Champions had a loaded night of fights on March 24, but its prelim card actually drew better viewership numbers than the main card, both televised on FS1.

The main card of the PBC on FS1 averaged 248,000 viewers with three fights on the card and two of them featuring one of the Peterson brothers. The main card wasn't able to pop a high-enough of a rating in the 18-49 demographic to crack the top 150 on cable in that category for the day.

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The event was headlined by a 12-round welterweight bout between former world champions Lamont Peterson and Sergey Lipinets. In an action-filled fight that saw nearly 2,000 total punches being thrown by the two fighters, Lipinets defeated Peterson at the end of the 10th round when Peterson's corner threw in the towel as he was getting dropped by Lipinets. After the fight, Peterson announced that he would be retiring from the sport.

As for the prelim card, the three-fight broadcast that led to the main card averaged 374,000 viewers and drew a 0.06 rating in the 18-49 demo (150th on cable for the day). Aaron Coley, Lorenzo Simpson, Cobia Breedy all picked up wins on the prelim card. Fightful did a recap video of the main card and discussed Peterson's retirement, which can be seen in the video at the top of the page.

The next PBC on FS1 card will take place on April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis. The main event of that card is Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax in a title eliminator for the IBF super middleweight championship. Also on the card is another IBF title eliminator, this one for the middleweight championship, between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jack Culcay.

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