Based on overnight Nielsen results, Pacquiao-Horn is likely to be the highest-rated fight on ESPN’s networks since the mid 1990’s. Las Vegas was the top local market for the fight with a 4.0 metered market rating, including a 5.1 rating during the main event.
Metered Market Ratings for the Top Five Cities:
1. Las Vegas (4.0 rating)
2. Los Angeles (3.7 rating)
3. Raleigh-Durham (3.6 rating)
4. New Orleans (3.1 rating)
5. San Diego (3.0 rating)
Streaming results also broke ESPN records for boxing, making the fight the most-streamed boxing event on record for both the ESPN and ESPN Deportes networks. ESPN had a streaming average minute audience of 78K, 392K unique viewers, and 14.4 million total minutes. Based on all three measures, the fight was the most-streamed boxing event on record on ESPN’s networks.
On ESPN Deportes, the fight had a streaming average minute audience of 1.4K, 7.8K unique viewers, and 253K total minutes streamed. Based on all three measures, the fight was the most-streamed boxing event on record on ESPN Deportes.
“The Battle of Brisbane” is available to stream now on the ESPN app. It will also re-air on ESPN2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET.