premiere episode for “All Access: Mayweather-Alvarez” had 225,000 viewers (according
to Nielsen Media Research) this past weekend. By comparison, the debut of “24/7”
on HBO for Mayweather's bout against Oscar De la Hoya (the fight this promotion
is most being compared to in terms of financial expectations) premiered at 1.4
it has to be pointed out: Time Warner Cable subscribers are blacked out from
Showtime currently. And this “All Access” was replayed on Univision, CBS Sports
Network and various internet platforms like SHO.com. Also, Mayweather-De la
Hoya was the premiere edition of this genre and it had “The Sopranos” and “Entourage”
as its lead-ins.
current editions of “24/7” now debut at around the 400-500,000-viewer range.
HBO does have more subscribers (HBO is said to have between 28-30 million
to Showtime's 21-23 million, depending on which media report you believe).
take these figures with a grain of salt and put them in whatever context you