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ESPN’s Telecast of the “Unification” Battle between Undefeated World Champions Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo Is the Second Highest-Rated Boxing Match on Cable Television in 2017

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Re-airs Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and is Available to Stream at Anytime on the ESPN App

 

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ESPN’s live telecast of the Saturday, August 19, “Unification” fight between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo delivered a 1.0 metered market rating during the main event according to Nielsen, making the main event the second highest-rated boxing match on cable television in 2017.

Crawford, (32-0, 23 KOs) the 2014 Fighter of the Year, risked his WBO, World Boxing Council (WBC) and Ring magazine world titles against undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs).  Crawford, after knocking Indongo out in the third round, became the undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world last night.

 Top Things to Know

  • Last night’s Top Rank Boxing on ESPN averaged a 0.7 metered market rating
  • During the main event, the fight averaged a 1.0 metered market rating
  • Based on overnight ratings, the main event ranks as the second highest-rated boxing match on cable in 2017
  • New Orleans was the top local market, where the telecast averaged a 1.6 metered market rating, including a 2.0 rating during the main event

Last night’s event is available to stream now on the ESPN app. It will also re-air on ESPN2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

 

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Contact: Ardi Dwornik, [email protected], 646-547-5612, @ESPN_Ardi