According to Nielsen Media Research, via ESPN, last Saturday’s HBO main event between middleweights Daniel Jacobs and Maciej Sulecki averaged 811,000 viewers for the network, peaking at 874,000. Jacobs would end up winning a unanimous decision over Sulecki, but it didn’t come nearly as easy as some might’ve expected.
The average viewership for Jacobs-Sulecki was enough to top Broner-Vargas as the second most watched premium cable fight this year (sitting only behind Wilder-Ortiz) although Broner-Vargas did peak higher than Jacobs-Sulecki.
The opening bout between heavyweights Jarrell Miller and Johann Duhaupas averaged 706,000 viewers for HBO, and peaked at 834,000.
So while the card didn’t do tremendous numbers in terms the live gate at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the card did perform pretty well on television, which is something. Daniel Jacobs has since been indicating that fellow middleweight Jermall Charlo is on his radar, but it’s yet to be seen whether or not that fight will materialize anytime in the near future.