Lariate’s TV Ratings | January 30th to February 5th.
WWE "tries" to take advantage of the Royal Rumble while AEW encounters strengths and weaknesses.
RAW Ratings (30th January) :
Ratings : 2 114 000 (-9,81 %) & 0.64 sur les 18-49 [-0.06]
Ratings per hour :
H1 : [P2+ : 2 219 000] [18-49 : 0.66] [Cable Pos : 1]
H2 : [P2+ : 2 168 000] [18-49 : 0.65] [Cable Pos : 2]
H3 : [P2+ : 1 955 000] [18-49 : 0.60] [Cable Pos : 3]
RAW stayed above 2 million viewers for this post-Royal Rumble episode, despite recording a drop of almost 10% in its overall audience following last week's RAW XXX special. So, even if RAW is doing a better month of January than last year, it would be presumptuous to draw hasty conclusions with the huge episode of last week that distorted the statistics.
The numbers are similar to what Hunter's RAW was doing before the NFL season started, like last week, RAW is back to its 3rd place in the cable since there is no more NFL in front.
Ratings NXT (31th January) :
Ratings : 587 000 (-3,29 %) & 0.13 sur les 18-49 [+0.01]
Cable Pos : 20th.
NXT finally regains 18-49 demographics for the first time this month and ends January like the last two years, especially in terms of overall ratings. The show falls back to its average after the first weeks that could have foreshadowed good things for the year 2023.
Like every Tuesday, the NBA dominated cable and the head-to-head match with NXT aired on TNT and recorded an audience of 1,697,000 with a 0.58 in the 18-49 demographic.
Ratings AEW Dynamite (1st February) :
Ratings : 901 000 (-10,17 %) & 0.31 sur les 18-49 [-0.01]
Cable Pos : 2nd.
Despite a heavy loss in overall viewership and a 0.01 in the 18-49 demographic, Dynamite was able to take advantage of the fact that fewer people were watching TV to move up one spot on cable and finish, for the first time this season, in front of one of the two NBA games of the night. Note that the loss in demographics is mostly on the F18-49 side where the U18-49's did not move from last week. In addition, some of the audience lost this week is in the 50+ demographic where the show loses 0.05 in that demographic.
Again, the NBA dominates cable and especially the game that was head-to-head with AEW which registers 1,036,000 viewers with a 0.34 in 18-49 on ESPN.
Ratings Smackdown (3rd February) :
Ratings : 2 384 000 (-6,29 %) & 0.61 sur les 18-49 [-0.06]
Smackdown remains on a good track despite a significant loss this week for its post-Royal Rumble episode, with the Bloodline storyline taking center stage. Good scores and as a result Smackdown is off to a pretty good start in February, being above the averages of previous years at the same time. The two Go Home Shows of the Royal Rumble attracted a lot of people, a slight drop for the post-shows even if, as you can see, the scores remain good.
Moreover, Smackdown remains the most watched program on all American TV this day, ahead of Shark Tank on ABC (3 370 000 & 0.46) and SWAT on CBS (5 549 000 & 0.50).
Ratings AEW Rampage (3rd February) :
Ratings : 406 000 (-11,35 %) & 0.11 sur les 18-49 [-0.03]
Cable Pos : 28th.
Rampage retombe malheureusement dans ces travers et n’arrive pas à décoller en ce début d’année. Bien que le mois de Janvier était dans les mêmes moyennes que les derniers mois de 2022, aucun élan positif n’a su être insufflé jusqu’à présent pour relancer un élan positif. Rampage montre une nouvelle fois que le show alterne le chaud et le froid et il faudra redonner une bonne carte avec de l’intrigue pour relancer redonner un second souffle pour le mois de février 2023.
Le show a fait face à la NHL sur ESPN qui a rassemblé 1 023 000 téléspectateurs avec un 0.38 sur les 18-49.
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