The debut of ESPN’s new Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN presented by Corona Extra (PBC on ESPN) series—featuring Keith “One-Time” Thurman vs. Luis Collazo and Willie Nelson vs. Tony Harrison—on Saturday, July 11, peaked with nearly 1.2 million viewers according to Nielsen. The main event (10:15-11 p.m. ET) delivered an average of nearly one million viewers.
The two-hour telecast (9-11 p.m.), the most-watched boxing telecast across any ESPN network in 2015, was seen by an average of nearly 800,000 viewers—up 110 percent from 2015’s Friday Night Fights telecasts, which averaged 381,000 viewers.
Upcoming PBC on ESPN Schedule:
|Date||Time (ET)||Featured Bouts||Location||Networks|
|Sat, Aug. 1||9 p.m.||Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs)—12 rounds, Welterweight
|Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Sat, Aug 29||10 p.m.||Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) vs. Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs)||Staples Center, Los Angeles||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
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