Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): NFL Draft is huge, while Mayweather-Pacquiao is no knockout


Your 10 most watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most watched sports:

1. 2015 NFL Draft
2. NBA Playoffs: Spurs vs. Clippers
3. La Liga soccer
4. NBA Playoffs: Bulls vs. Cavaliers
5. Liga MX soccer
6. Nascar: GEICO 500
7. Kentucky Derby
8. NBA Playoffs: Clippers vs. Rockets
9. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
10. CONCACAF Liga de Campeones

Saturday, May 2, was one of the biggest sports days of the year — not only were the long-scheduled Kentucky Derby and rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft happening on that date, the relatively recently-planned Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was dropped into it as well. All three events made appearances on our weekly list, with the Draft unsurprisingly leaping above all others. That’s what happens when you combine the behemoth that is pro football with an event that stretches for hours across three days.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight — which hordes of fans paid a record $100 to watch on pay-per-view — didn’t have a particularly strong showing (much like Pacquiao himself). This doesn’t surprise us much; if you’re going to drop that much money on one event, it makes sense that you’d make a point to be at home when it happens. It’s the same reason that huge singular events like the Super Bowl aren’t as huge on Slingbox as you might think, while events as part of a larger series — whether it’s the NFL season itself, the NBA Playoffs or soccer’s various champions’ leagues, do extremely well.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

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