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Wrestling Ratings Report 05.08.2016: Monday Night Raw, Smackdown Up, American Grit Down Again, Lucha Underground, Impact Latest

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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 and Smackdown both showed big increases for the after-Payback 2016 week of WWE TV.

Lucha Underground had an audience improvement but a low overall rating, and TNA continued to be about the same.

American Grit dipped under 2 million viewers this week for the fourth episode.

Here are the latest ratings!

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Raw on 5/2, the show after Payback, saw the audience rebound from two straight weeks of seasonal record lows, doing a 2.35 rating and 3,430,000 viewers (1.53 viewers per home, well above usual levels, which is why the rating is so low compared to the viewer number), up 10 percent from the prior week.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 2, 2016 – 3,430,000 viewers
  • 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

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WWE Thursday Night Smackdown

WWE Smackdown bounced back in the ratings this week. Thursday’s episode brought in 2.346 million viewers and a 0.71 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, up 11% each from last week’s 2.109 million and 0.64.

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Last 10 Weeks:

  • May 6, 2016 – 2,346,000 viewers
  • 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

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TNA Tuesday Night Impact

This week’s TNA Impact Wrestling episode, featuring Mike Bennett vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Lashley in the main event, drew 303,000 viewers.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 3, 2016 – 303,000 viewers
  • 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

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Lucha Underground Season 2

Wednesday’s episode brought in 138,000 viewers and a 0.03 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic. It was the lowest rating since the March 16th episode also brought in a 0.03.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 4, 2016 – 138,000 viewers
  • April 27, 2016 – 107,000 viewers
  • April 20, 2016 – 149,000 viewers
  • April 13, 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

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Fox’s “Bones” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.29 million viewers overall) defied the odds by rising a tick from last week, but “American Grit” was down a notch behind it (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.77 million viewers overall).

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 6, 2016 – 1,770,000 viewers
  • 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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