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SPIKE not happy with PBC ratings

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Queen B, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    They may be happy about the fights, but not the ratings

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-al-haymon-boxing-20160203-story.html

    Those rumors about PBC going broke is becoming public knowledge now. Who knows, maybe Floyd vs GGG/Canelo winner in some absurd HBO/PBC deal on NBC can save it.


    Al still has the chance to turn this around but he decides to put guys like Algieri in primetime broadcast
     
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  2. cuban23 Black Belt

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    wow....
     
  3. Seano Hands of bone

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    Wasn't Khan vs Algieri on Spike? That was a good fight.

    What sort of fights do you think are going to be made for Spike TV? A fight like Khan vs Algieri is about right for Spike TV.
     
  4. Shael Silver Belt

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    Boxing needs Kimbo Slice.
     
  5. robjenkins2 Gold Belt

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    Him vs Dada in a boxing match will save it, put them in the squared circle after they fight in the cage.
     
  6. BVG Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Dana vs Tito would help it out.
     
  7. tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    Boxing had its chance with Kimbo. It's all over for us, man.
     
  8. DeJulez Yellow Card

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    Queen B suggested Floyd vs GGG/Canelo on NBC to save the show on Spike.
    Glad he understands how TV works.
     
  9. Queen B He / Him / His

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    Thats just 1 fight, and it averaged 800k Bellator ratings. If every fight on SPIKE was like that, then the execs wouldnt be upset.

    They overall averaged 500k
     
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  10. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    PBC fumbling away all its potential

    edit: so at what point will we start seeing the mass exodus of people leaving Haymon??
     
  11. Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Not sure if they will leave him , he still gives huge value in other business dealing , just like many business ventures some will fail to get to that successful one , We will see if we get another business venture .


    Also anyone hearing rumors of UFC selling ?
     
  12. Mikedh Silver Belt

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    800k would leave them on television but not enough for Spike to give them 4 million. For better numbers with more desirable demos spike allocates low six figures (at leas under Rebney) to Bellator for cards. They would need to start drawing like the walking dead type numbers.

    Bellator (maybe?) can survive though because it's a cheapo product built for the long term as opposed to a short term cash grab scam from investors.
     
  13. robjenkins2 Gold Belt

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    Been hearing rumors for a few years that the UFC is selling but there is nothing to it as of now. Some people say that they wanted the uniform deal to make the company look more professional to make it easier to sell. They are coming off their best year ever so I doubt they are going to be selling anything with another huge year ahead of them.
     

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