Plant-Truax On Fox Scores In Ratings
The “Battle of the Calebs” between Caleb Truax and IBF champion Caleb Plant has a lot more interest and is reflected as much in the latest ratings that have come out.
Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions contest that aired on Fox drew 1.608 million viewers for the two-hour telecast per Nielsen ratings. The figure represents that the shutout win for Plant was the most-watched Fox show since Charlo-Harrison II aired in December 2019.
While Plant’s one-sided win Saturday night over Truax was expected, Plant’s following is a big one and is the highest-rated PBC event since the pandemic broke out. That number was 1.019 million viewers back on Labor Day weekend, which had Yordens Ugas defeat Abel Ramos (Event 4 in the tweet below from Jed L. Goodman).
The seventh #PBConFOX event in the pandemic era: 1.608M viewers.
Event 6: 920K (18-49 demo: 0.21)
Event 5: 982K (18-49 demo: 0.3)
Event 4: 1.019M (18-49 demo: 0.2) (Sunday)
Event 3: 832K (18-49 demo: 0.2)
Event 2: 810K (18-49 demo: 0.2)
Event 1: 885K (18-49 demo: 0.2)#boxing
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) February 2, 2021
Skeptics will certainly say that number is lower than when Plant was in action last year, right?
That number also for Plant is a larger one when took on the last mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz which drew 1.528 million viewers last February in his hometown bout of Nashville. No denying that whenever “Sweethands” is in action, people are turning in. The question now falls to when he will be in action next as he injured his hand in the contest against Truax.
Does he wait on Canelo Alvarez? Does he take on former champion Anthony Dirrell next during the summer? We’ll see as he recovers from the hand injury.
One thing that Plant said after the fight was that Canelo should face him in the ring on Fox. It sounded like a passing comment during the post-fight but based on the latest numbers that came out. It makes all the sense now, and we’ll wait and see what happens next.