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NUMBAHS: Thurman-Porter Drew Eyeballs, Big-time



NUMBAHS: Thurman-Porter Drew Eyeballs, Big-time

Presented by PBC | June 25, 2016 | Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
* Thurman vs. Porter Main Event Viewership *

– Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter was the most watched bout of the year thus far with an average of 3.1 million viewers throughout the SHO Boxing on CBS main event (ahead of 3.0M for Garcia vs. Guerrero, Jan. 23 on FOX).

– With a peak of 3.94 million viewers, Saturday’s broadcast drew the second highest peak audience for boxing on broadcast television since 1998 (De La Hoya, FOX). The peak, which came at the very end of Thurman vs. Porter bout, trails only the peak of the PBC debut event of Thurman vs. Guerrero (4.56M; March 7, 2015, NBC) since ’98.

– The audience grew steadily throughout the broadcast, most notably during the main event, a Fight of the Year candidate. In fact, the second half of Thurman vs. Porter, including the announcement of the official decision, averaged 3.5 million viewers.

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