This week ThanksGiving was here, Dynamite shows up after Full Gear and WWE was getting ready for Survivor Series.
RAW Ratings (21th November) :
Ratings : 1 646 000 (-0,12 %) & 0.41 sur les 18-49 [-0.03]
Ratings per hour :
H1 : [P2+ : 1 831 000] [18-49 : 0.44] [Cable Pos : 7]
H2 : [P2+ : 1 641 000] [18-49 : 0.41] [Cable Pos : 8]
H3 : [P2+ : 1 467 000] [18-49 : 0.38] [Cable Pos : 9]
Last episode of RAW before the PLE Survivor Series WarGames and it seems that the Triple H effect has faded. Although the numbers are not bad (but we could expect better), RAW is back in the ranks of last year when Triple H was able to breathe new life into the red show over these first few months, with the NFL still going strong.
It is certainly becoming illusory to estimate an average audience of 1,800,000 for RAW during this NFL season, especially since the play-offs are slowly but surely coming. No Survivor Series effect for a Monday where the NFL will have recorded an audience of 11,166,000 with a 3.31 in the 18-49 demographic.
Ratings NXT (22th November) :
Ratings : 624 000 (-5,88 %) & 0.12 sur les 18-49 [-0.05]
Cable Pos : 50th.
Very big drop for NXT this week especially on the 18-49 demographics which falls from 0.17 to 0.12. No worries for the moment, this being only one night's data. We will have to see in several weeks if it is a trend in which case we will have to ask ourselves questions or if it was just a bad night.
Even if the FIFA World Cup (1 065 000 & 0.44) is the only "unusual" program at this time of year, the other programs are always the same; the NBA on TNT (1 476 000 & 0.48), The Voice on NBC (6 185 000 & 0.62), Bachelor in Paradise on ABC (2 624 000 & 0.55) as well as FBI on CBS (7 543 000 & 0.53).
Ratings AEW Dynamite (23th November) :
Ratings : 880 000 (+7,58 %) & 0.32 sur les 18-49 [+0.04]
Cable Pos : 6th.
An episode rich in context for this episode in Chicago. Indeed, although it is the first post-Full Gear show, this episode took place the day before Thanksgiving, so it was not a good context to make audience records. Nevertheless, Dynamite managed to do slightly better than last year (+0.01 on this period) which is an encouraging sign despite everything. Positive results this week taking into account the context.
The direct competitors were still present, with the NBA on ESPN (1 676 000 & 0.54), the World Cup on Fox Sports (1 608 000 & 0.57) and Survivor on CBS (4 891 000 & 0.66).
Ratings Smackdown (25th November) :
Ratings : 2 166 000 (-2,96 %) & 0.54 sur les 18-49 [-0.02]
Last episode before Survivor Series. But as the sports seasons progress, the college games start to arrive and the NFL makes its return on Friday. A very hectic sports environment where it becomes difficult to get out of the game even for a Go Home Show.
Speaking of sports competition, there was Friday Night Football on ABC (6,711,000 & 1.60), the FIFA World Cup on Fox Sports (1,136,000 & 0.42) or College Football on ESPN (1,299,000 & 0.38).
Ratings AEW Rampage (25th November) :
Ratings : 411 000 (-7,64 %) & 0.11 sur les 18-49 [-0.03]
Cable Pos : 43th.
As for Dynamite, an episode from which we can only draw a few analysis. Indeed, for sports reasons on TNT (NHL), this Friday's show was broadcast at 4:00PM instead of 10:00PM. An unusual slot that did not help much Rampage, already that the episode has sometimes struggled on its usual lot. Hence the interest in inking a program over time to create a meeting with listeners on a fixed schedule.
Back to normal next week when we will be able to dwell a little more on the last month of the year for Rampage. 2023 is shaping up to be very interesting with the approach of the TV rights renegotiations.
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