Garcia-Granados Average 1.1 Million Viewers
Amidst a busy sports weekend and competition from ESPN on pay-per-view, Danny Garcia’s return to the ring would still be the most watched boxing event of the month.
Garcia’s first fight of 2019 would see the former world champion in spectacular form, stopping Adrian Granados in the seventh round for a fight that aired on FOX.
Per a report released on Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research, the entire PBC on FOX broadcast would draw an average of 1.082 million viewers on April 20th.
Garcia-Granados would average 1.391 million viewers beginning at 9:45 pm ET, with a peak viewership of 1.468 million.
Including viewership from Fox Deportes and the Fox Sports app, the broadcast from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California would average 1.168 million viewers.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, Garcia-Granados would come in 29% higher than the PBC on FOX’s card in the same period last year, where only an average of 839,000 viewers would see Miguel Cruz lose to Josesito Lopez. Lopez-Cruz would mark for the lowest PBC card to air in primetime on a major broadcast network.
Garcia-Granados would also face competition from the NBA and NHL playoffs, and the aforementioned ESPN pay-per-view featuring Terence Crawford defending his WBO welterweight title against Amir Khan in the main event.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene