May 4 Top Rank On ESPN Telecast Averages 480,000 Viewers

Viewership numbers and ratings are in for the May 4 Top Rank on ESPN card from Stockton, California, which featured two world title fights.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the entire telecast averaged 480,000 viewers and drew a 0.32 rating. The card, running at the same time as the Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs main card on DAZN, was headlined by Artur Beterbiev vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic for the IBF light heavyweight title. The ESPN card also drew a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is good for 52nd on cable for the day. The event was also competing with the NBA Playoff game between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, which averaged more than seven million viewers.

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The viewership were only slightly higher than Top Rank's least-viewed card on ESPN of 2019, which was the March 23 card that averaged 469,000 viewers. On that card, Kubrat Pulev defeated Bogdan Dinu in a heavyweight matchup. The May 4 card's viewership numbers were lower than the March 30 card, which averaged 655,000 viewers.

Though the viewership numbers were not high, the card had an attendance figure of 10,105 at the Stockton Arena. The high attendance figure is largely due to Stockton native Gabriel Flores Jr., who fought on the main card and won his fight with a third-round knockout. As for the two world title fights that were also on the main card, Artur Beterbiev and Jerwin Ancajas defended their IBF light heavyweight and super flyweight titles, respectively, with stoppage victories.

The next Top Rank on ESPN card will take place on May 11 in Arizona. In the main event, Miguel Berchelt and Francisco Vargas will have a rematch for the WBC super featherweight title.

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