Spike’s Broner-Theophane Fight Draws Record Viewership

Spike Tv’s first Premier Boxing Championship fight card of 2016 delivered knockout ratings for the network.

Spike’s April 1 Adrien Broner-Ashley Theophane boxing card averaged 873,000 viewers, the network’s most watched PBC fight since the network launched the series last year, according to network officials.

The Broner-Theophane fight itself drew more than 1 million viewers from 10:36 to 11:21, making it the most watched PBC fight in network history, said network officials.

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