Full Gear is there, Dynamite gets a scare, the NFL remains untouchable, and Smackdown takes it easy.
Ratings RAW (14th October) :
Ratings : 1 648 000 (+3,45 %) & 0.44 sur les 18-49 [+0.01]
Ratings per hour :
H1 : [P2+ : 1 789 000] [18-49 : 0.46] [Cable Pos : 6]
H2 : [P2+ : 1 684 000] [18-49 : 0.46] [Cable Pos : 7]
H3 : [P2+ : 1 470 000] [18-49 : 0.40] [Cable Pos : 8]
Audiences are rising timidly again as Survivor Series approaches after a few weeks of hard times. The "Triple H" effect, if we admit that there was one when he took over, is slowly fading away to fall back on figures similar to the Vince McMahon era. Although the ratings are taking the shock better than US TV as a whole, this time of year is still as tense for WWE as it is for American Football.
Speaking of NFL, the evening show had an audience of 12,769,000 viewers with a 3.81 in the 18-49 demographic. Still impressive numbers, their TV domination has no equal.
Ratings NXT (15th November) :
Ratings : 663 000 (-0,15 %) & 0.17 sur les 18-49 [+0.02]
Cable Pos : 26th.
Despite a negligible loss of audience (1,000 viewers less) the demographics regained 0.02 points for the second week in a row to reach this week a 0.17 which is a good result for NXT. The “development show” is holding its own and has been able to draw a positive dynamic overall for several months.
Solid ratings against a now known sports competition, College Basketball on ESPN with 1,559,000 and 0.57 as well as the NBA on TNT with 1,041,000 & 0.37.
Ratings AEW Dynamite (16th November) :
Ratings : 818 000 (-12,04 %) & 0.28 sur les 18-49 [-0.04]
Cable Pos : 4th.
A rather disappointing score for Dynamite's last episode before Full Gear, even though the show moves from 5th to 4th place on cable this week (despite the loss on the 18-49 demo). Many might have expected more and to be close to a million as the competition is pretty much the same as usual this time of year.
The show had to face NBA on TNT (1,491,000 & 0.53), Chicago Med on NBC (6,727,000 & 0.59) as well as Survivor on CBS (5,149,000 & 0.70).
It remains to be seen if there will be a Full Gear effect for the next episode of Dynamite which will take place in... Chicago.
Ratings Smackdown (18th November) :
Ratings : 2 232 000 (-1,41 %) & 0.56 sur les 18-49 [-0.02]
The build up to Survivor Series continues and the blue show is holding up well even though there is a slight dip in numbers, the numbers are still solid, especially in the 18-49 demographic. The November 25 episode will be even more interesting as it will be the last show before Survivor Series.
Smackdown was facing an NBA game on ESPN that gathered 1,340,000 viewers and a 0.45 in the 18-49 demographic.
Ratings AEW Rampage (18th November) :
Ratings : 445 000 (-2,41 %) & 0.14 sur les 18-49 [+0.03]
Cable Pos : 17th.
An episode aired live as for every Rampage that precedes a PPV. The demographics have bounced back even if the trend is not always positive lately. The numbers aren't fundamentally bad, it's still more than okay when you take into consideration the time slot, but it still leaves a bit of a sour taste when you say that these numbers could be closer to 600,000 viewers and 0.20 in the 18-49 demographic.
Rampage does yo-yo a bit and may not be a must-see for some viewers although the 60 minute format makes it a show that can be very digestible and easy to watch.
The show faced an NBA game on ESPN that did 1,472,000 and 0.51.
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