|Miguel Cotto vs Austin Trout Garners TV Record Ratings on SHOWTIME Boxing|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Dec 4, 2012) Photo © Tom Casino / SHOWTIME
NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2012)–Saturday night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast of Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout on SHOWTIME® earned record viewership for boxing on the premium network in two
categories. The three-fight telecast drew an average audience of 1.047
the highest since 2004 when Nielsen began to separately measure premium
television multiplex channels. The main event, Cotto vs. Trout, peaked
at nearly 1.4 million viewers, the highest peak on record since 2009
when data on viewership for individual bouts
first became available.
The first replay of Saturday’s record-setting, three-fight telecast will air tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and is available at SHOWTIME ON DEMAND.
a dramatic contest that featured swings in momentum for both men,
Austin Trout defeated Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision in front of
13,000+ at New York’s Madison
Square Garden on December 1. Cotto, the very popular Puerto Rican
star, came into the fight with a more accomplished resume than Trout.
Cotto was 7-0 at MSG, 37-3, with 30 KOs overall and entering his 21st consecutive world title fight. Trout had
never fought at the famed New York arena and entered the ring
undefeated in his relatively obscure career at 25-0. Trout scored what
many consider a significant upset to retain his WBA Super Welterweight
World Championship and hand the legendary Cotto his
first loss at Madison Square Garden.
Epilogue, the second of two episodes of ALL ACCESS: Cotto vs. Trout premieres Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, immediately prior to the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring Amir Khan and Carlos Molina. Epilogue takes viewers behind the scenes of the Cotto vs. Trout
fight week build-up and offers a rare glimpse into the raw emotion and
drama during Saturday’s world championship event and its aftermath.
vs. Trout at Madison Square Garden was promoted by Miguel Cotto
Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Greg Cohen
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