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Garcia-Malignaggi PBC card averaged over 1M viewers

Neilsen ratings have the PBC card headlined by Garcia-Malignaggi averaging 1.073M viewers.

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

The second PBC card on ESPN, headlined by Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi, averaged 1.073M viewers according to Neilsen via sportstvratings.com. No averages nor peaks for the main event itself, featuring Garcia and Malignaggi, have been reported at this time. The show was opened with a bout between Sergio Mora and Daniel Jacobs, a fight that ended abruptly in a second-round by TKO after Mora fractured his ankle.

The overall figure is pretty good though, even if it wasn't the highest rated combat sports telecast this past Saturday. That honor went to the UFC prelims on Fox Sports 1, ahead of the Rousey-Correria PPV, which averaged 1.322M viewers. But hey, PBC was still good enough to top NASCAR.

For the sake of comparison, the first PBC card on ESPN, featuring Keith Thurman and Luis Collazo, averaged 799,000 viewers. Prior to that, Danny Garcia's last fight on a PBC card, which aired on NBC against Lamont Peterson, peaked at over 3M viewers.

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