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It was the undercard that buoyed ratings. Nobody watched for Bhop vs a nobody, obv.

Posted November 1, 2013 4:46 pm 


or the illusion that wilder is a draw. either way, garbage card, not worth recording and only worth checking in on here or there – sort of like a bad car accident. horrible to watch but gawkers tune in to see the freak show.

Posted October 31, 2013 6:31 pm 


are you a yank, or a cross breed.

Posted October 31, 2013 3:42 pm 


these are not real boxing fans. there PLASTIC ones.

Posted October 31, 2013 11:48 am 


what a sad state of affairs that one of the most embarrassing cards in recent memory drew such a large audience.

Posted October 31, 2013 1:18 am 


If Showtime keeps on picking criminal, crooked judges like they did for the Quillin/Rosado fight they will start to lose viewers. Boxing fans are getting tired of bad decisions…………..

Posted October 31, 2013 12:46 am 


Now that Hopkins is winning at 48 years old, the old guys will start coming back. It doesn’t matter that 90% of them abused their bodies, and won’t last three rounds. It will surely be funnier than a Butterbean match.

Posted October 30, 2013 6:23 pm 


But it wasn’t an “average” audience. It was an audience average, or, an average of audiences.

LOL @ “average audience.” There’s a lot of low middle income boxing fans who are going to be insulted by that.

Posted October 30, 2013 5:44 pm 


Oh I get it. They took the average of everyone who tuned in to watch the tripleheader, then tuned out when they were done watching who they wanted to see. In other words, not everyone who tuned in for that night of boxing watched for the full three hour and thirty minute telecast. So the averaged those who watched for one hour, those who watched for two, and those who watched the whole telecast.

Yeah, I get it now. Total BS way to generate numbers.

Posted October 30, 2013 5:42 pm 


I’m guessing we all tuned in to watch wilder and quillin vs rosado and decided to stick around for the hopkins fight while are ladies were getting ready for the night lol

Posted October 30, 2013 3:51 pm 


“drew the second largest average audience ”

WTF does that mean? What’s an average audience?

Posted October 30, 2013 3:24 pm 


The new competition between Showtime and HBO is bringing us some tremendous fights BUT the quote “Hopkins vs. Murat’s peak audience is the FIFTH highest on record for the network which now has seen its top-FIVE largest boxing audiences in the last 13 months.” means that Hopkin’s viewership actually comes in LAST place and for good reason. Before this, Golden Boy was usually on HBO so of course Showtime will see a rise in viewers but we know they can do better than last Saturday. The sadder thing is the brazen scorecards.

The fact is that Nielson Ratings are a monopoly mostly concerned with a show’s ability to sell commercials so they are not usually used to judge con-commercial networks like HBO or Showtime. Furthermore, Nielson tracker boxers are only places in certain homes and undoubtedly rigged to reflect the viewership as a whole.

So when articles like this come out, its either to motivate us fans to sign up for Showtime or as a more sinister agenda. For instance, it quotes Golden Boy/Showtime attorney/executive Stephen Espinosa who knows that viewership is also used as leverage at the bargaining table. All by the way a conflict of interests that I’d say illegally breaks the Ali Act.

Posted October 30, 2013 2:53 pm 


No more side show circus matches. Ho about no more Hopkins and his
phony legacy

Posted October 30, 2013 2:34 pm 


popkins popular? i guess he must be stats don’t lie if showtime wants to see some real numbers put the semi literate inarticulate old fool in with either stevenson or kovalev that will generate some real numbers

Posted October 30, 2013 1:06 pm 

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