WWE saw a rise in viewership of over 80,000 people. PWInsider is reporting the following:
The 11/18 edition of Raw brought in 2,127,000 overnight viewers for this week’s show, up from last week’s 2,040,000 overnight viewers.
AEW’s third episode of Dynamite had 1.014 million viewers on TNT, with NXT having 712,000 viewers. Both shows are down a bit from last week’s episodes.
Commentary: Both sides need to be concerned about the downside trend in ratings. Part of the issue going to be establishing a habit for viewers to tune in to the product every week.
With WWE being able to tout 4 million viewers on Friday Night Smackdown!, how did week two of the new season of Monday Night Raw do? Well, they are down in the ratings.
According to PWInsider, RAW was down by a few hundred viewers. Raw brought in 2,334,000 overnight viewers, down from last week’s 2,570,000 overnight viewers.
According to TheWrap, AEW should be celebrating right now! All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite had 1.4 million viewers while NXT saw 891,000 viewers.
“Dynamite” more than doubled its competition in the key adults 18-49 demographic, scoring 878,000 viewers compared to “NXT’s” 414,000 (putting the USA wrestling series up 1% from its week-ago broadcast in that metric).
Note: I predicted 1.3M. I was close!
WWE Monday Night RAW saw a great bump in viewership on their season premiere. According to PWInsider, The 9/30 “Season Premiere” edition of Raw brought in 2,570,000 overnight viewers, well up from last week’s 2,210,000 overnight viewers.
Commentary: WWE should take this as a small victory for them. Over 300K more viewers from the previous week is huge for them. Lets see how Smackdown does on Friday on FOX.
WWE’s latest edition of Monday Night Raw was a taped show from the UK. Most tapes shows see a dive. This week, Raw saw a slight increase in viewers.
The May 13 edition of Raw brought in 2,349,000 overnight viewers, up from last week’s 2,224,000 overnight viewers. (PWInsider).
IMPACT Wrestling was struggling on POP TV to maintain its 130,000-170,000 weekly viewers. Since moving to the Pursuit Channel, the brands viewership has crashed and burned, to say the least.
Let’s put it this way: For the last month, numbers for IMPACT Wrestling on Pursuit were not available because it hadn’t broken the top 150 shows on cable. Dave Meltzer has gotten the number of viewers for IMPACT Wrestling.
Up until now, the only numbers that we were able to get were off their Twitch channel, which was about 15,000 views. On Pursuit, they are averaging about 7.000-12,000 views. Pursuit is happy as that is a nice increase for the network, but that is less than 10% of the audience they had on POP. Heck, that is less than 5% of their viewership back on Spike TV.
Commentary: This is a terrible number for IMPACT Wrestling. The only good thing going for IMPACT right now is their Youtube channel getting between 20,000-40,000 views.