Ratings In For Thurman-Porter on CBS


Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premiere Boxing Champions; 9p – 11:30p Overnight Ratings

– The main event of Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter, WBA Welterweight World Championship, began with a 2.0 rating and grew to a 2.6 in final half hour.
– Ratings increased each half-hour from 9p –11: 30p showing growth throughout both broadcast bouts.
– Overall, the 2 ½ hour broadcast earned 1.8 overnight rating which is 80-percent higher than Algeri vs. Spence broadcast (April 2016).
– Complete viewership isn’t available at this time, but Saturday’s boxing event on CBS is likely to be the most watched boxing broadcast of 2016.

REPLAY: The broadcast will be available for replay on various platforms in the coming days. Stay tuned for more information including distribution outlets and availability.

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Michael Woods

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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