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Lariate’s TV Ratings | February 6th to February 12th.

The Bloodline and its storylines are trying to lead the WWE ratings while AEW is no longer behind the NBA this week.

RAW Ratings (6th February) :

  • Ratings : 1 866 000 (-11,73 %) & 0.55 sur les 18-49 [-0.09]

  • Ratings per hour :

    • H1 : [P2+ : 1 968 000] [18-49 : 0.57] [Cable Pos : 1]

    • H2 : [P2+ : 1 881 000] [18-49 : 0.56] [Cable Pos : 2]

    • H3 : [P2+ : 1 750 000] [18-49 : 0.53] [Cable Pos : 3]

Big fall for RAW which falls under 2 million after two good weeks in the ratings. The ratings are still higher than in previous years, but considering the first dynamics of the shows under Paul Levesque, we could expect RAW to hold on a little more to this symbolic 2 million spectators mark. The angle between Cody Rhodes and Paul Heyman is the most watched segment on RAW by far.

Nevertheless, the show remains the cable leader by a wide margin behind the second program of the night, college basketball on ESPN (1,327,000 & 0.37). Some might have expected a little more (myself included) but RAW remains a solid cable leader when the NFL is gone.

Ratings NXT (7th February) :

  • Ratings : 562 000 (-4,26 %) & 0.11 sur les 18-49 [-0.02]

  • Cable Pos : 50th.

After a slight upturn last week NXT is starting to lose in audience and demographics again. A loss of interest that seems to be settling in for several weeks now while the competition is not unusual for a Tuesday night. One positive point though, NXT is doing as well or slightly better than last year on this same period.

The NBA head-to-head match with NXT achieved an audience of 1,206,000 & 0.43 in 18-49. (Although the most anticipated game was the 10:00PM game where Lebron James became the highest scorer in NBA history, a historic game).

Ratings AEW Dynamite (8th February) :

  • Ratings : 899 000 (-0,22 %) & 0.30 sur les 18-49 [-0.01]

  • Cable Pos : 5th.

A very slight drop this week for Dynamite but that allowed MTV's Challenge to pass AEW this week and place just behind the NBA. This is not the case for Tony Khan's main show which goes down to 5th place on cable. Other than that, pretty reasonable scores, even if we seem to distinguish a trend on a very slight decline in the 18-49 demographic. Incidentally, the loss on demographics this week is mainly on the F18-49 side which showed much less interest than last week.

As for the NBA head-to-head game with AEW Dynamite, the game aired on ESPN and recorded an audience of 1,678,000 viewers with a 0.56 on the 18-49 demographic. A really solid score for the NBA compared to recent Wednesdays.

Ratings Smackdown (10th February) :

  • Ratings : 2 468 000 (-6,29 %) & 0.61 sur les 18-49 [-0.06]

Smackdown remains the most watched program on American TV on Friday nights (ahead of its Friday "rival" Shark Tank). All signals are green at the beginning of the year for the blue show which is doing better scores than last year. No doubt that the storyline between the Bloodline and Sami Zayn is attracting viewers. It was already the most watched passage last week. As was the angle between Cody Rhodes and Paul Heyman this week on the RAW side.

Good scores and it will be quite interesting to see the evolutions once this storyline is over to analyze what will come from it.

Ratings AEW Rampage (10th February) :

  • Ratings : 375 000 (-7,64 %) & 0.12 sur les 18-49 [+0.01]

  • Cable Pos : 28th.

A noticeable drop on the overall audience but Rampage managed to scrape a small point on the 18-49 demographic which remains rather positive. The P2+ audience is in free fall since the beginning of the year which may raise some questions while the 18-49 demo is still stabilizing on the averages of the last months.

On this night, Rampage faced the most-watched NBA game of the night which aired on ESPN (again) and recorded an audience of 1,069,000 & 0.37 in 18-49.

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