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Are Filipinos slowly losing interest in watching Manny Pacquiao’s fights?

After the boxing match, which Pacquiao lost via a unanimous decision, the Kapuso Movie Festival, got a 5.7% rating—higher than last week’s score of 5.3%.

The Sunday bout of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Olympic medalist Yordenis Ugás had unbelievably low ratings compared to his previous fights.

Based on the AGB Nielsen NUTAM People Ratings, August 22, the fight between Pacquiao and Ugás which was televised by GMA Network had a 14.8% rating while its undercard event tallied a 14%.

Meanwhile, the match between the two great fighters was also covered by TV5 and A2Z, earning 8.5% in rating.

After the boxing match, which Pacquiao lost via a unanimous decision, the Kapuso Movie Festival, got a 5.7% rating—higher than last week’s score of 5.3%.

Pacquiao’s fights always had Filipinos tuned in on their televisions sets, anticipating the Filipino boxer to showcase his boxing prowess, but this time, the ratings show otherwise.

LH had searched the most-watched fights of the Filipino boxing champ and how it fared on TV ratings compared to his most recent match:

Pacquiao vs Marquez.

In 2010, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth and final time sent shockwaves as it kept Filipinos at the edge of their seats. The event, which was televised by GMA Network got a rating of 35%.

The Filipino champ lost the match via knockout near the end of round six.

Pacquiao vs Bradley.

The controversial fight between the Filipino champ and Timothy Bradley Jr. was aired on GMA Network back in 2012. It posted an average rating of 37% while the title bout itself earned a whopping 51.2%.

The welterweight title boxing match was won through a controversial split decision in favor of Bradley.

Pacquiao vs Rios.

In 2013, the Pambansang Kamao faced Brandon “Bambam” Rios in a fight dubbed as Fight as One. Despite the Philippines being affected by typhoon Yolanda, Filipinos were glued to their televisions as the entire event averaged a rating of 40.9%, with the main event being at 51.7%.

Pacquiao won via unanimous decision.

Pacquiao vs Algeiri.

This match was a historic milestone in Philippine television as it became the second-highest rating recorded. 

The bout between Pacquiao and Chris Algieri in 2014 got a total rating of 43.8%.

Pacquiao won the fight via a lopsided unanimous decision as he scored six knockdowns during the match.

However, Pacquiao’s fight against Erik Morales back in 2006 was the highest-rated match of his career as it garnered a rating of 58% when ABS-CBN partnered with Solar Sports to air the clash between two legendary boxers.

It is evident, Pacquiao’s past fights had Filipinos tuning in on their televisions compared to his match against Ugas.



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