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Wrestling Ratings Report 04.17.2016: Raw Down To Earth, TNA Up, Total Divas Finale Part 1 Disappoints, American Grit Premieres Low

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Every week, the Inside Pulse Wrestling Ratings Report takes a look at the latest TV ratings for all major wrestling shows in the United States. For each show, the latest ratings are analyzed, and compared with the last 5 and 10 week trends.

Raw saw an expected dip in the ratings the second week after Wrestlemania.

Also Total Divas saw a disappointing viewership number for the first half of the season finale.

American Grit debuted to lower than expected numbers.

Here are all the numbers for this week!

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Raw on 4/11 was back to usual levels with a 2.50 rating and 3,523,000 viewers (1.47 viewers per home). The viewership was down 13.6 percent from last week, but that was to be expected given that was the Raw after Mania.

The first hour did 3,474,000 viewers; with the peak second hour doing 3,687,000 viewers (Roman Reigns interview setting up his teaming with Bray Wyatt in the main event, Charlotte vs. Natalya and Usos vs. Social Outcasts) and the third hour dropping to 3,427,000 viewers.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 1, 2016 – 3,523,000 viewers
  • April 4, 2016 – 4.094 viewers
  • March 28, 2016 – 3.770 viewers
  • March 21, 2016 – 3,399,667 viewers
  • March 14, 2016 – 3,457,667 viewers
  • March 7, 2016 – 3,551,000 viewers
  • February 29, 2016 – 3,724,000 viewers
  • February 22, 2016 – 3,884,000 viewers
  • February 15, 2016 – 3,460,333 viewers
  • February 8, 2016 – 3,726,667 viewers

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WWE Thursday Night Smackdown

Smackdown on 4/7 did a 1.75 rating and 2,444,000 viewers (1.46 viewers per home), which is right at the usual average. It was in third place for the night on cable and second in its time slot (a late night NBA game with the Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs did 3,437,000 viewers).

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Last 10 Weeks:

  • April 7, 2016 – 2,444,000 viewers
  • March 31, 2016 – 2,328,000 viewers
  • March 24, 2016 – 2,501,000 viewers
  • March 17, 2016 – 2,260,000 viewers
  • March 10, 2016 – 2,186,000 viewers
  • March 3, 2016 – 2,491,000 viewers
  • February 25, 2016 – 2,395,000 viewers
  • February 18, 2016 – 2,458,000 viewers
  • February 11, 2016 – 2,414,000 viewers
  • February 4, 2016 – 2,664,000 viewers

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TNA Tuesday Night Impact

TNA Impact’s ratings stabilized after falling last week. Tuesday’s episode brought in 286,000 viewers and a 0.08 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic; those numbers are up 5% and even with last week’s 272,000 and 0.08 demo rating but are still below the 300,000+ viewers and 0.09 to 0.1 that the show pulled in for the March 15th, March 22nd and March 29th episodes.

Impact ranked at #132 among cable originals for the night.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 5, 2016 – 272,000 viewers
  • March 29, 2016 – 312,000 viewers
  • March 22, 2016 – 331,000 viewers
  • March 15, 2016 – 307,000 viewers
  • March 8, 2016 – 222,000 viewers
  • March 1, 2016 – 258,000 viewers
  • February 23, 2016 – 210,000 viewers
  • February 16, 2016 – 273,000 viewers
  • February 9, 2016 – 276,000 viewers
  • February 2, 2016 – 295,000 viewers

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Lucha Underground Season 2

The rating for Lucha Underground held steady from last week while the viewership edged down. Wednesday’s episode scored 139,000 viewers and a 0.04 18 – 49 demographic rating, down 11% and steady with last week’s 156,000 and 0.04. The viewership was the lowest since the March 16th brought in 100,000 viewers.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 12, 2016 – 139,000 viewers
  • April 6, 2016 – 156,000 viewers
  • March 30, 2016 – 159,000 viewers
  • March 23, 2016 – 163,000 viewers
  • March 16, 2016 – 100,000 viewers
  • March 9, 2016 – 95,000 viewers
  • March 2, 2016 – 124,000 viewers
  • February 24, 2016 – 99,000 viewers
  • February 17, 2016 – 152,000 viewers
  • February 10, 2016 – 136,000 viewers

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Total Divas

Last night’s first part of the Total Divas season finale saw a downward tick in the ratings. The episode scored 632,000 viewers and a 0.29 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 3% and 12% from last week’s 649,000 and 0.33. The numbers were still an improvement from two weeks ago, although they’re also well below the season average of 740,000 viewers and a 0.35.

Total Divas ranked at #28 for the night among cable originals.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 12, 2016 – 632,000 viewers
  • April 5, 2016 – 649,000 viewers
  • March 29, 2016 – 563,000 viewers
  • March 22, 2016 – 663,000 viewers
  • March 15, 2016 – 650,000 viewers
  • March 8, 2016 – 580,000 viewers
  • March 1, 2016 – 591,000 viewers
  • February 23, 2016 – 777,000 viewers
  • February 16, 2016 – 808,000 viewers
  • February 9, 2016 – 810,000 viewers

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the debut episode of American Grit (hosted by John Cena) disappointed in the ratings. Following a big marketing campaign, the show drew 2,433,000 viewers. The show’s lead in, Bones, did 4,357,000 viewers, meaning American Grit lost 44% of the lead in audience.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 14, 2016 – 2,433,000 viewers

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