GOLDEN BOY, SHOWTIME ANNOUNCE 1 MILLION VIEWERS FOR ALVAREZ-LOPEZ
Press Release: According to its lead promoter, Saturday's Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast of "Knockout Kings" [which counter-programmed HBO pay-per-view's show] scored record ratings for its headlining fight between Saul Alvarez and Josesito Lopez with over one million viewers. The event was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured a thrilling undercard bout between Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass which helped garner the second-highest rating for a boxing telecast on the premium network since 2007. According to lead promoter Golden Boy, Saturday's main event bout attracted over one million viewers (1.04 million) for the live telecast, surpassing the 2010 Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins event as the highest viewership for a bout on Showtime since the network began tracking bout viewership and the average viewership ranked as the highest Showtime boxing telecast of the year, and the second-highest average viewership on the network since 2007. Saturday's fights will be available for viewing at Showtime On Demand through October 15th.