(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Allan Fox: Last Saturday’s boxing cards on HBO and Showtime put in dreadful ratings numbers. The low numbers might be explained by the fact that the two cards were competing against each other, which is never wise to do.
Further, the cards had completion from college football, and that obviously didn’t help things. On HBO “Boxing After Dark”, the Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol averaged just 642,000 viewers with a peak of 814,000 viewers from the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The Matthysse-Postol card averaged 663,000 viewers.