990K See Wilder KO Breazeale

In the 2:17 Deontay Wilder took to knockout Dominic Breazeale, 990,000 people watched the WBC world heavyweight champion retain his title on Showtime.

The numbers, released on Tuesday by Nielsen, accounted for all of those who watched the contest on both television and on Showtime’s streaming platforms.

The less than a round performance would also garner an average live audience of 886,000 on television and streaming.

1,100,000 watched the entire Wilder-Breazeale through Showtime’s broadcasting, streaming, on-demand platforms, and a replay on Sunday morning.

That number falls short of Wilder’s last fight on Showtime, a 10th round knockout of Luis Ortiz, which peaked at 1.2 million viewers in March 2018.

The viewership comes from strong competition on ESPN, that would see the Golden State Warriors defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in the third game of the Western Conference Finals, which saw 7,247,000 viewers.



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