One million+ see Spike TV boxing debut

Spike TV’s first “Premier Boxing Champions” event peaked at over one million viewers during last Friday’s Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez fight and averaged 869,000 viewers for the entire telecast. According to, a Duke-Notre Dame college basketball game drew 2.6 million during the same time slot. The telecast pulled in about double of what ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” series normally draws. FNF wasn’t scheduled that night but the card did go head-to-head with a ShoBox boxing telecast on Showtime.

Berto vs Lopez