Stevenson's Showtime Ratings Half of What HBO Was

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  1. Cheese

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    If Fat Dan is right, then Showtime still ain't where HBO is, as far a bringing in the views.


    Stevenson is/was never a huge star and still got 1.mil on HBO but only half that with Showtime.
     
  2. Seano

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    People act surprised.

    Showtime has less subscribers than HBO.
     
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    Yeah but Not half the subscribers.

    50% drop is a big drop, no matter what the excuse is.
     
  4. Cocakillbana

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    23 million subscribers for Showtime, 28 million for HBO.

    Subscription numbers can't be an excuse for a 50% drop.
     
  5. Seano

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    They also had Kovalev on the HBO card though. Adonis didn't sell that himself.
     
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    Also, wasn't there a UFC event on the same night as Stevenson/Fonfara?
     
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    HBO's presentation has always been better that Showtime's.
     
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    In before piss and moan about Jim lampley.
     
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    Fuckin Jim Lampley.
    That fuckin guy.
    Aaahhhhhh fuck him
     
  10. Cheese

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    HBO needs to bring in Jim Ross to replace Lampley.
     
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    Can someone tell me what Stevensons purse was for this fight??
     
  12. Seano

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    2 million I think.
     
  13. Goatenstein

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    Well Stevenson was supposed to wipe out Fonfara and was exposed. Ducking Kovalev was the best business decision Adonis will ever make.
     
  14. number9dream

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    Yeah but even though it was actually a pretty good card, bantam weight title fight ppvs usually don't sell that well so it probably didn't take away too many people...?
     
  15. The Batkilt

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    That's an odd way to look at it. Showtime might not have half the subscribers - that doesn't mean that they don't have as many diehard boxing fans amongst their subscription base.

    Having said that, memorial day weekend isn't always a great time to get big TV ratings. (It's why Game of Thrones wasn't on last week, after all...)
     
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    Yeah, didn't exactly come across as a "must-see" fight
     
  17. Seano

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    I'm not really sure how Stevenson "got exposed."

    He got knocked down in a fight he pretty much dominated otherwise.

    Boxing is supposed to be competitive.
     
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    yeah he got knocked down and went on to win round 10 and 11 on all 3 judges score cards. It was a legit knockdown. but it had to do with the footing too.
     
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    THIS. Better promotion I think. However I think both put on great fights and have good commentary.
     

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