MANILA Philippines – The super bantamweight clash between Nonito “the Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. scored big in local television ratings last Sunday.
Citing numbers from Kantar Media – TNS National Household Ratings, Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz reported that the Donaire-Vazquez bout aired on ABS-CBN garnered 32.6% ratings for Total Philippines while GMA 7 rated 15.0% on the same timeslot.
“The highest ratings were registered in South Luzon with a phenomenal 49.7% followed by Mindanao with 44.6% and another hotbed of boxing, the Visayas, with a rating of 40.1%,” said Nathanielsz.
In Metro Manila, the fight rated 29.2% and in Mega Manila 27.3%. The suburbs registered a rating of 24.8%.
The balance of Luzon reported 33.5%, while North Luzon was at 28.7%.
GMA 7 out-rated the bout in Central Luzon where the Donaire-Vazquez match rated 21.6% on ABS-CBN, while GMA rated 22.8% on the same time slot.
In the fight, Donaire hammered out a split decision victory over Vazquez to take home the WBO super bantamweight title.