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TYSON-BRUNO A BIG HIT HERE ... AND OVER THERE
Published March 26, 1996
The Tyson-Bruno bout was purchased by an estimated 1.4 million homes, bringing in an estimated $55.9M in U.S. gross revenues. Only the Tyson-McNeeley bout, with 1.5 million buys and $63M in gross revenues, was bigger (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 3/26). In England, 500,000 subscribers tuned in to the fight, paying approximately $23 a piece. The fight was Britain's first PPV experiment and was run through Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB network (L.A. TIMES, 3/26).