Millions of US fans tune into Frampton- American Viewing Figures released

Carl Frampton made his American debut at the weekend on a Premier Boxing Champions card in El Paso, Texas. In addition to being shown on ITV, the Belfast man’s defence of his IBF super bantamweight title was shown live on U.S. terrestrial television via CBS.

Today the advanced Nielsen Ratings for last weekend’s U.S. television were released and they are encouraging reading for ‘The Jackal’ and Cyclone Promotions.

Frampton’s fight with Alejandro González Jr. recieved a 0.8 overnight rating – in layman’s terms, this means that 0.8% of all U.S. television households were tuned in to watch the Tiger’s Bay boxer.

While this may sound unimpressive at first, it translates to a total of 935,000 American homes watching the fight and anywhere up to 2.4million total viewers.

This figures compliment those released by UTV yesterday, which showed that a peak audience of 381,000, and a 69% share of all households in Northern Ireland tuned in to watch Frampton (Average audience 292,000. Average share 54%).

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie