Top Rank on ESPN World Title Fight Delivers Second Highest-Rated Boxing Telecast on Cable Television in 2017

The Nov. 11 Top Rank on ESPN card scored major victories on Saturday. According to Nielsen, the event, which took place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, earned a 0.9 metered market rating, making it the second highest-rated boxing telecast on cable television in 2017. Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn, which took place in July, took home the top honors with a 1.8 MMR. The co-main event, a world title fight between Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KO's) and Enrico Köelling (23-2, 6 KO's), delivered a 1.0 metered market rating.

The main event featured Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KO's) knocking out Mike Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) in the second round to earn a shot at the WBC super lightweight world title against Amir Imam, who also won on the card with a fourth-round stoppage of Johnny Garcia. That drew a 0.7 metered market rating for the eighth-best rating for cable television this year.

Also of note:

- Birmingham was the top local market, where the telecast averaged an 8.2 metered market rating, including a 10.8 rating during the first main event

- New Orleans was the second highest-rated local market, where the telecast averaged a 4.3 metered market rating

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