July 15 PBC on Fox Draws Record Low Viewership; HBO Card Second In Boxing Viewership For The Night

The July 15 PBC on Fox card, the first boxing card at Nassau Coliseum in a few decades, had an abysmal night in terms of viewership.

The PBC card averaged 886,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. This is the first time a PBC on Fox card failed to average more than a million viewers and it drew the fewest viewers of any program on network TV in prime time that night. The broadcast averaged 267,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic and had a 0.61 rating.

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The Nassau Coliseum card had Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero as the main event of the card, of which the last 30 minutes of the broadcast peaked at just more than a million viewers. The rest of the card saw Marcus Browne defeat Seanie Monaghan and Adam Kownacki stop Artur Szpilka in the fourth round of the fight. 

On the flipside, HBO broadcasted a Boxing After Dark card just as the PBC on Fox card ended with a tripleheader of title matches. The HBO card drew an average of 683,000 viewers and peaked at 729,000 viewers during the main event (Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura). The viewership was 37 percent higher than Berchelt's last fight on the network, which was against Francisco Vargas back in January. 

For the rest of the HBO card, the Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos fight, the co-main event, averaged 629,000 viewers and peaked at 694,000 viewers. The Sullivan Barrera vs. Joe Smith Jr. fight, which opened the HBO card, averaged 617,000 viewers and peaked at 719,000 viewers.

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