This past Friday night saw the debut of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV. The network is reporting that they pulled in some big numbers for their inaugural event. Here are some details:
- The Andre Berto-Josesito Lopez fight on Spike’s debut broadcast of “Premier Boxing Champions” delivered 1 million viewers from 10:45pm-11:15pm eastern.
- The Spike telecast of the entire card averaged 869,000 viewers, making it the most watched boxing event on a Friday nights in eight years, since ESPN2 televised Cornelius Bundrage vs. Ishe Smith in January 2007.
- Spike’s PBC telecast more than doubled ESPN2’s average for boxing on Fridays in 2014 — 403,000 viewers.
- Highlights of the three televised fights have been viewed over 1.5 million times between PBC Facebook and Twitter
Clearly they’re pleased with the results, and that was just the first card. Keep on delivering quality match-ups, and fight fans will keep on tuning in.