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Wrestling Ratings Report 05.02.2016: Raw & Smackdown Low, TNA Ticks Up, American Grit Stays Even

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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.

Not a good week for wrestling ratings, as Raw and Smackdown saw very low ratings, and Lucha Undeground saw a decrease.

TNA saw an increase, and American Grit largely stayed the same.

Here are all the latest ratings updates!

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Raw on 4/25 did yet another seasonal record low averaging a 2.19 rating and 3,116,000 viewers (1.49 viewers per home), breaking the non-football nor holiday low since 1997 record of a 2.31 rating and 3,322,000 set the prior week for the taped show from London.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 25, 2016 – 3,116,000 viewers
  • April 18, 2016 – 3,322,000 viewers
  • April 11, 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

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WWE Thursday Night Smackdown

– Smackdown fell to the lowest point since moving to USA Network when up against the NFL draft this week. Thursday’s episode scored 2.109 million viewers and a 0.64 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 13% and 12% from last week’s 2.431 million and 0.73 demo rating. The numbers were the lowest non-holiday viewership since the December 3rd episode on SyFy brought in 2.044 million viewers and the lowest non-holiday rating since the December 10th episode had a 0.55.

The fall was close to the 11% drop that the show suffered at the same point last year against the draft, which topped cable originals last night on ESPN with a 2.65 demo rating and 6.289 million viewers. Smackdown ranked at #7 behind the draft, the post-draft SportsCenter, the NFL Network’s draft coverage, 60 Days In on A&E, a pre-draft ESPN special and the NBA playoff game on TNT. It finished just ahead of the NHL playoff game on NBCSN.

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Last 10 Weeks:

  • April 28, 2016 – 2,109,000 viewers
  • April 21, 2016 – 2,431,000 viewers
  • April 14, 2016 – 2,355,000 viewers
  • 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

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TNA Tuesday Night Impact

– Impact saw some good upward movement in their ratings this week. Last night’s Sacrifice-themed Impact Wrestling brought in 332,000 viewers and a 0.12 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, up 6% and 0.02 from last week’s 312,000 viewers and 0.1 demo rating. The numbers mark three straight weeks of improvement in the viewership and both metrics are they highest they’ve been since the January 26th episode scored 339,000 and a 0.13.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 26, 2016 – 332,000 viewers
  • April 19, 2016 – xx,000 viewers
  • April 12, 2016 – 312,000 viewers
  • 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

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Lucha Underground Season 2

Lucha Underground took a downward turn in the ratings this week. Wednesday’s episode brought in 107,000 viewers and a 0.04 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 28% and a tick from last week’s 149,000 viewers and 0.05 demo rating.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 26, 2016 – 107,000 viewers
  • April 19, 2016 – 149,000 viewers
  • 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

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“American Grit” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.10 million viewers overall) held at last week’s number in its third outing.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • April 28, 2016 – 2,100,000 viewers
  • April 21, 2016 – 2,170,000 viewers
  • April 14, 2016 – 2,433,000 viewers

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