PWInsider is reporting:
The 5/20 edition of Raw brought in 2,521,000 overnight viewers, up from last week’s 2,349,000 overnight viewers.
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.
The management over at WWE must be happy to see that they had a significant jump in viewership for this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw.
The 1/14 edition of Raw brought in 2,722,000 overnight viewers, way up from last week’s 2,326,000 overnight viewers. This is with no major competition going head to head with Raw.
Short answer: Yes, they did.
Long answer: Well, we still have to see.
Monday Night RAW did 2.5 Million viewers. Smackdown Live! drew in 2.2 million viewers.
The reason we need to see what happens next is two fold. The first reason is that the ratings are reacting to the immediate return of the McMahons to both brands. In reality, this is an artificial rating.
Second, we are headed into a holiday low point. There are no major changes that will happen on the next round of shows airing.