Cotto-Trout does record ratings for Showtime

The Miguel Cotto-Austin Trout junior middleweight bout earned record viewership for boxing on Showtime, peaking at nearly 1.4 million viewers, the premium network announced on Tuesday.

The three-fight telecast, which was headlined by Trout’s unanimous decision over Cotto at the Puerto Rican star’s “home” arena of Madison Square Garden, drew an average audience of 1.047 million viewers, the highest since 2004 when Nielsen began to separately measure premium television multiplex channels.

The peak viewership to the Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast is the highest on record since 2009 when data on viewership for individual bouts first became available.

The first replay of Saturday’s record-setting, three-fight telecast will air tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime Extreme. It is also available at Showtime On Demand.

Epilogue, the second of two episodes of All Access: Cotto vs. Trout premieres Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime, immediately prior to the Championship Boxing telecast featuring Amir Khan and Carlos Molina.

Epilogue takes viewers behind the scenes of the Cotto-Trout fight week build-up and offers a rare glimpse into the drama during Saturday’s bout – the first time Cotto has lost at Madison Square Garden – and its emotional aftermath.

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