Thurman-Porter set to be most watched boxing broadcast of 2016

Showtime / CBS 27/06/2016

Ryan Greene

The early ratings have been released by Showtime / CBS for the welterweight world title clash between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter on Saturday night.

Thurman edged Porter over twelve rounds to keep his WBA championship in an entertaining fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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 the 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.