NBC averaged 2.53 percent of homes in major markets for the debut of its "Premier Boxing Champions" series Saturday night, roughly 2 1/2 times what the Rangers-Flyers game averaged the previous Saturday night.
It was the first prime time boxing card on NBC in 30 years.
New York ranked 17th among the 55 markets Nielsen measured, at 2.86 percent of homes.
Norfolk had the highest rating of any market at 5.5.
In the main event, Keith Thurman won a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero, with Adrien Broner beating John Molina Jr. by unanimous decision in the co-main event.