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Three Million People Watched Illegal Streams of the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight

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August 29, 2017

Three Million People Watched Illegal Streams of the Mayweather / McGregor Fight 

According to a digital security company, an estimated 2.93 million people watched the 10-round match on social media channels like Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, and Twitch through 239 streams.

Traditional pirate websites were responsible for 67 of those streams, but most viewers watched it on apps, like Periscope.  The quality of those streams may not be great, but then again, you don't always get what you pay for either.


Kevin Hart Challenges All Celebrities to Donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief

KEVIN HART started a new Internet challenge.  Kevin donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, and he challenged his celebrity friends to do the same.

In an Instagram video, he called out Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Justin Timberlake, Steve Harvey, and Dave Chappelle.

He said, quote, "I think people are in bad shape, they need help."  Meanwhile, J.J. WATT of the Houston Texans set up a crowdfunding page that raised over $1 million as of last night.


The Season Finale of "Game of Thrones" Set a New Ratings Record 

"Game of Thrones" set another ratings record. 

The initial broadcast of the Season Seven finale attracted 12.1 million viewers, but that number is expected to soar to around 33 million, when you include streaming and DVR data.

This season has been averaging just under 31 million viewers, which is about 8 million more than the show's sixth season.

The eighth and final season will begin filming in October.  According to reports, there will be six more episodes, and they won't begin airing until late next year or early 2019.