ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2015) – Bounce TV’s Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Sept. 18 was a knockout success.
The live event and encore reached 1.6 million unique viewers. The premiere telecast averaged 248,000 Households and 335,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m., with a peak audience of 309,000 Households and 433,000 total viewers. This live telecast also delivered an impressive 164,000 Adults 25-54 (+82% over Bounce TV’s Friday primetime average) and 127,000 A18-49 (+57%).
The network also streamed the PBC – The Next Round live on BounceTV.com which saw a usage increase of more than 250% on Friday night. (Click here to watch the telecast.)
The latest edition of Bounce TV’s PBC – The Next Round consisted of four exciting fights. The main event saw undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (18-0, 9 KOs) win a 10-round unanimous decision over the powerful Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-2, 17 KOs). In the opening fight, Wilky “Silky” Campfort (21-1, 12 KOs) defeated Ronaldo Montes (16-3, 14 KOs) by TKO. The second bout featured undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (12-0, 9 KOs) beating Mexico’s Orlando Lora (31-6-3, 19 KOs) in a hard-fought battle. Willie Jones (5-0, 2 KOs) then defeated Jamal Harris by unanimous decision in the third fight of the night.
Fran Charles (NFL Network, MLB Network) called the blow-by-blow action for PBC – The Next Round while former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provided insight and analysis. Ringside reporting was handled by Dwayne Ballen (CBS Sports, Fox Sports) and middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero.
PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, took place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The series showcases the sport’s future stars and champions.
PBC – The Next Round returns Fri. Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with the schedule of fights to be announced shortly.
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Source: Nielsen L+SD 9/18/15 9pm-2:36am. Google Analytics 9/18/15 vs. 9/17/15.
Contact: Jim Weiss 770-672-6504 JWeiss@BounceTV.com