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Lariate’s TV Ratings | October 24th to October 30th.

RAW gets a second wind, Dynamite gets its Wednesday back and Friday shows suffer from MLB.

RAW Ratings (24th October) :

  • Ratings : 1 641 000 (-9,04 %) & 0.45 sur les 18-49 [-0.05]

  • Ratings per hour :

    • H1 : [P2+ : 1 767 000] [18-49 : 0.49] [Cable Pos :6]

    • H2 : [P2+ : 1 695 000] [18-49 : 0.45] [Cable Pos : 7]

    • H3 : [P2+ : 1 461 000] [18-49 : 0.40] [Cable Pos : 9]

The numbers are down for the second week in a row (following the very big episode two weeks ago). We saw that we had to put out very busy episodes to not suffer too much from the NFL on Monday nights. Although the dynamics are slightly better than last year on this same period, choices were made to propose a new episode very busy for the show of October 31 (presence of Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar) in order to give a boost to the numbers before all the interest focuses on the NFL until the end of the season.

As for the NFL, they are still the TV leader on ESPN (10,344,000 & 2.97 in 18-49). We can also note that 911 on FOX had good ratings (5 146 000 & 0.69). The competition will be tough until the Super Bowl.

Ratings NXT (25th October) :

  • Ratings : 716 000 (+5,92 %) & 0.15 sur les 18-49 [-0.03]

  • Cable Pos : 19th.

Back to normal for NXT after overloading its last episode with main roster talent to face Dynamite, which was exceptionally aired on Tuesdays. It should be noted that despite the uptick in overall viewership, there is a sizable loss in the 18-49 demographic. This is another indication that this demographic is not always very interested in WWE's "developmental branch" talent. Is this an issue related to the talent on display or simply a lack of interest in the brand among the younger demographic? the debate remains open.

Basketball is still here on Tuesday night and the match against NXT registered an audience of 1,614,000 for a very solid 0.57 on TNT. The Voice also had a nice score on NBC (5,946,000 & 0.62). A TV climate like this is to be expected for many months to come.

Ratings AEW Dynamite (26th October) :

  • Ratings : 997 000 (+32,58 %) & 0.32 sur les 18-49 [+0.06]

  • Cable Pos : 5th.

  • Peak audience (18-49) → Q1: 1,076,000 (and about 0.36 on 18-49)

Claudio Castagnoli et Wheeler Yuta vs Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia.

Many thanks to Brandon Thurston for this quarterly data.

AEW Dynamite is back to its usual slot and the numbers that go with it after last Tuesday's show. AEW is approaching one million viewers with a decent 18-49 demographic, and Dynamite's numbers will need to be scrutinized even more closely from now on. Indeed, the presence of the NBA is likely to attract more viewers again and just like RAW with the NFL, AEW will have to succeed in attracting viewers and making them want to come back the following week. Full Gear is coming up, which could mean some very interesting episodes in the weeks to come. By capitalizing on the PPV, they can certainly do well against the NBA, like last year when they even managed to finish ahead of basketball on some occasions.

The head-to-head matchup registered a 1,799,000 & 0.64 on TNT. Not to mention Survivor on CBS (5,166,000 & 0.76) or Masked Singer on FOX (4,197,000 & 0.72).

Ratings Smackdown (28th October) :

  • Ratings : 835 000 (-62,57 %) & 0.23 sur les 18-49 [-0.29]

  • Cable Pos : 5th.

A particular episode where it will be very complicated to draw any conclusion. Indeed, the show was moved to a second channel of the FOX group (FS1) because of the Worlds Series on Fox which attracted 11 475 0000 spectators with a 2.85 on the 18-49. However, there have been times when a show on FS1 has exceeded one million viewers.

The show will return to FOX next week. It will be more interesting to look at the numbers starting next week.

Ratings AEW Rampage (28th October) :

  • Ratings : 378 000 (-21,25 %) & 0.12 sur les 18-49 [-0.01]

  • Cable Pos : 27th.

A big sporting event with the World Series on FOX (remember: 11,475,000 & 2.85) and a show that received mixed reviews will make the audience of this show lost more than 20% compared to last week. Disappointing numbers compared to previous weeks even though the 18-49 demographic only lost a small point.

Hopefully the approach of Full Gear will give this show a boost and this week's numbers are just one-offs. The last Rampage before the PPV will be LIVE as it always is and that should do the show some good. I'm going to repeat myself again, but this show may raise some questions with widely varying interest in AEW's second show. It's up to them to create interest because even if the time slot leaves something to be desired, the 60 minute format can be really digestible.

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