Is Gennady Golovkin, who stopped Curtis Stevens in eight frames this past weekend, a star? Well, maybe not just yet but it's clear he has really come a long way from September of last year when he first appeared on HBO. His rating this Saturday night was very strong according to the Nielsen Media Research:
HBO’s telecast of Gennady Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens on Saturday night from New York attracted 1,410,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That’s 29% above Golovkin’s bout with Matthew Macklin (1,097,000 viewers) on June 29 and ranks as HBO’s & cable’s third most watched boxing match this year (trailing only the HBO telecasts of: Cotto vs. Rodriguez 1,555,000 viewers and Chavez Jr. vs. Vera 1,416,000 viewers). Golovkin vs. Stevens peaked at 1,566,000 viewers on HBO Saturday night.
To put this into perspective, Golovkins' first bout (against Grzegorz Proksa) on HBO had an audience of 685,000. Then his fight against Gabriel Rosado had 813,000 and the Matthew Macklin broadcast had 1.1 million viewers.
2013 has been a very productive one for “GGG.”
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