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Broner-Granados does strong ratings for Showtime

The main event averaged 779,000 viewers, peaking at 859,000.

Adrien Broner v Adrian Granados Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Adrien Broner can still draw a crowd — and if not through the live gate, then certainly though the television sets. Word has been circulating that Showtime’s Broner-Granados fight over the weekend averaged 779,000 viewers while peaking at 859,000.

That figure makes it Showtime’s most watched boxing match since Deontay Wilder took on Bermane Stiverne for the heavyweight title in 2015. It also likely means that Broner will be headlining another major card soon, whether that fight is a full 12-rounds or not.

It should also be noted that although this fight took place during Showtime’s free preview weekend, these numbers from Nielsen Media Research don’t account for anybody who is not a subscriber to the network (meaning these numbers aren’t artificially inflated).

So, all in all, the Broner-Granados main event was a good, entertaining fight - one worthy of its draw. Broner had his hands full and was tied into a tough battle from start to finish, but did just enough to earn a split decision over Granados.

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