Halloween weighs on RAW, when the NFL isn't around, the World Series takes over, and Dynamite takes it pretty well.
RAW Ratings (31th October) :
Ratings : 1 501 000 (-8,53 %) & 0.36 sur les 18-49 [-0.09]
Ratings per hour :
H1 : [P2+ : 1 553 000] [18-49 : 0.35] [Cable Pos : 8]
H2 : [P2+ : 1 586 000] [18-49 : 0.39] [Cable Pos : 7]
H3 : [P2+ : 1 363 000] [18-49 : 0.34] [Cable Pos : 9]
Despite the presence of headliners like Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns, it was not enough on this Halloween night, the red show lost 8.53% of audience and 0.09 on the demographics compared to the previous week. Halloween being often an evening when people can be brought to go out, we can legitimately think that the TV has been forsaken that evening, especially among young people. Especially since this observation could be applied to all cable in general (and even to the NFL to a lesser extent).
For the NFL, Monday's show had an audience of 10,010,000 viewers with a 2.84 demographic in the 18-49 demographic.
It should also be noted that, during WWE's financial review for its Q3, the company was very happy with the numbers of its red show on the 3rd quarter of 2022, recording record audiences since 2020.
Ratings NXT (1st November) :
Ratings : 670 000 (-6,42 %) & 0.13 sur les 18-49 [-0.02]
Cable Pos : 22th.
A declining audience and especially a demographic that continues to fall where the sports competition was very strong with an NBA game on TNT (1,260,000 & 0.48) and especially the MLB World Series that attracted all the attention on FOX (11,162,000 & 2.60). In a context with sports so present, it's hard for wrestling shows to resist and this episode is also the proof, NXT even finishes 22nd on cable.
The cruising speed for NXT seems to have been found for this end of the year and it will surely be complicated to grow significantly in audience without major changes. The numbers are still acceptable for USA Network, which prefers to focus on the numbers of the red show than on the numbers of the "development branch".
Ratings AEW Dynamite (2nd November) :
Ratings : 911 000 (-8,63 %) & 0.29 sur les 18-49 [-0.03]
Cable Pos : 3th.
Peak audience (18-49) → Q1: 1,091,000 (and about 0.35 on 18-49)
Darby Allin vs Jay Lethal + Jeff Jarrett.
Many thanks to Brandon Thurston for this quarterly data.
This is exactly the same case as for NXT. An equally important sports competition will have been the reason for Dynamite's figures with the NBA on TNT (1,371,000 & 0.49) and once again the MLB World Series on FOX (11,809,000 & 2.78). A strong competition for an episode that received rather mixed receptions. Nevertheless, despite the drop in audience, the show gained places and climbed to the 3rd place on cable, just behind the two NBA games. Which is still a good thing for AEW's major show. We'll see if they manage to get ahead of the NBA again this year in some weeks.
Note that only one segment achieved a bump in ratings on this episode, it was the segment about The Acclaimed which also exceeded the million viewers. The hype around the team champions does exist!
Ratings Smackdown (4th November) :
Ratings : 2 138 000 (+156,05 %) & 0.48 sur les 18-49 [+0.25]
Après l’épisode de la semaine dernière diffusé sur FS1 en raison des World Series de MLB sur FOX (encore), le show bleu revient sur la chaîne principale pour un épisode qui était préenregistré en raison du voyage pour le PLE du samedi. Les audiences reviennent donc à ce qu’on a l’habitude de voir pour SD même si on est plutôt dans la partie inférieure des moyennes du moment. Peut-être cela vient-il du fait que l’épisode ne soit pas en live, ou d’un manque d’intérêt pour le PLE du lendemain et / ou à cause des autres programmes de la soirée.
En effet, la NBA a terminé premier du câble avec 1 472 000 téléspectateurs et un 0.50 sur les 18-49. Une belle affiche qui permet au basket d’obtenir de meilleurs chiffres que Smackdown. On notera aussi que les deux séries sur CBS ont enregistré des scores plutôt solides avec S.W.A.T (5 084 000 & 0.43) ainsi que Fire Country (5 530 000 & 0.42).
Ratings AEW Rampage (4th November) :
Ratings : 455 000 (+20,37 %) & 0.14 sur les 18-49 [+0.02]
Cable Pos : 20th.
An episode broadcast live with a poster that caused a lot of noise on social networks will have allowed Rampage to move forward by gaining more than 20% of audience against an NBA game that accumulated 1,117,000 viewers and 0.44. Further proof that Rampage has the chops to do more than adequately on what is always such a special time slot.
With Full Gear approaching, and these numbers, will they try to build up a buzz around the Friday show (knowing that the last Rampage before the PPV will also be live)? Because, even if the trend of these last months does not show signs of continuous growth, some episodes show the possibility of achieving decent numbers. This would be all the more interesting as the TV rights renegotiations are approaching to try to up the bet.
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