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Lariate’s TV Ratings | February 20th to February 27th

Pro Wrestling shines this week, with WWE enjoying the momentum of Elimination Chamber while AEW Dynamite benefits from the absence of the NBA and the approach of Revolution.

RAW Ratings (20th February) :

  • Ratings : 2 006 000 (+10,71 %) & 0.56 sur les 18-49 [+0.09]

  • Ratings per hour :

    • H1 : [P2+ : 2 186 000] [18-49 : 0.60] [Cable Pos : 1]

    • H2 : [P2+ : 2 065 000] [18-49 : 0.58] [Cable Pos : 2]

    • H3 : [P2+ : 1 768 000] [18-49 : 0.50] [Cable Pos : 3]

As is often the case, Monday Night RAW dominates cable when the NFL is gone and RAW even managed to break the 2,000,000 viewer mark while posting a solid 0.56 rating. The show, which took place right after the PLE Elimination Chamber, seems to have piqued the curiosity of many fans following the Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn outcome that WWE fans were looking forward to. The red show is in good shape and is having a better start to the year than in 2022.

Ratings NXT (21th February) :

  • Ratings : 580 000 (-7,97 %) & 0.14 sur les 18-49 [-0.01]

  • Cable Pos : 16th.

NXT gains a spot on cable but loses again on viewership and demographics, a bad for a good. All this in a rather particular context without NBA but simply college basketball. Despite this, we will remember that NXT records a good month of February, much better than last year.

Ratings AEW Dynamite (22th February) :

  • Ratings : 1 028 000 (+24,76 %) & 0.35 sur les 18-49 [+0.08]

  • Cable Pos : 1st.

Dynamite recorded its best 18-49 demographic since September 2022 thanks to a very favorable context with notably the absence of NBA that night (replaced by college basketball because of the All Star Game). It is therefore a very good score but benefits from a favorable context. Next week will be tougher with the return of the NBA or series like South Park.

Nevertheless, it is also interesting to notice that the very large part of the gain on the 18-49 demographic comes from the M18-49 while the F18-49 remained the same. Next week will be interesting, it will be the last Dynamite before Revolution.

Ratings Smackdown (24th February) :

  • Ratings : 2 408 000 (+1,05 %) & 0.62 sur les 18-49 [+0.04]

First Smackdown post Elimination Chamber and the blue show is still doing very well. Leader of the American TV is by far, the show aired on FOX records good scores and also makes a very good beginning of the year, better than the beginning of the year 2022. The interest around Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn was always present, and we'll have to see how to manage the post-storyline knowing that they were for weeks the most seen angles during the WWE shows. WrestleMania is fast approaching, the card is falling into place, we will see how March shapes up for WWE.

Ratings AEW Rampage (17th February) :

  • Ratings : 409 000 (+42,51 %) & 0.11 sur les 18-49 [+0.03]

  • Cable Pos : 30th.

Rampage is back to its usual time slot and its ratings as the previous episode was aired at 07:00PM instead of 10:00PM. Despite this, the show of the day does not record high ratings but sticks to the averages of the previous months. Next week's episode promises great numbers, as on every PPV eve, the last episode of Rampage will be broadcast LIVE. It is therefore highly possible that the audience will once again rise significantly. The live format attracts more viewers, even in this time slot, and next week will be another good example of this.

Rampage was facing an NBA game on ESPN that did a 1,127,000 & 0.40 in the 18-49 demographic.

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