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Terence Crawford's HBO ratings on the upswing

Terence Crawford's blitz on Dierry Jean averaged 1.071 million viewers for HBO.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Terence Crawford's star appears to be rising as he's seen a 7% increase in ratings since his last appearance on HBO (when he KO'd Thomas Dulorme this past April). Last weekend's HBO fight with Dierry Jean averaged 1.017M viewers, according to Nielsen, topping out at 1.2M viewers.

HBO's broadcast of the fight was also coupled with a replay of Golovkin-Lemieux and Gonzalez-Viloria, which averaged 797,000 viewers, peaking at just over 1M, and 505,000, peaking at 685,000 respectively. As a whole, HBO says it's ratings for its "World Championship Boxing" series is up 14% from 2014. In fact, the three highest rated fights this year on HBO have all topped last years highest rated, which was the rematch between Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera.

As for some other ratings news, the Oct. 17th PBC on NBC which featured Lamont Peterson and Williams-Colon (where Colon suffered a serious brain injury) averaged slightly over 1M viewers, peaking at 1.5M, while facing heavy competition from college football (Alabama-Texas A&M, Michigan-Michigan State and Oklahoma-Kansas State).

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