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Wrestling Ratings Report 05.21.2016: Raw Slips Slightly, Impact & Lucha Underground Up, Even American Grit Ticks Upward

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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 had a slight dip, but Smackdown had a slight rise, so it was a net wash for WWE in the ratings this week.

Both Impact and Lucha Underground saw 10-20% higher viewership this week.

Even American Grit was up this week in a week where all wrestling shows saw an increase except for Monday Night Raw.

Here are all the details with 10 week trends!

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Raw on 5/16 against very tough competition did a 2.26 rating and 3,174,000 viewers (1.47 viewers per home), down two percent in viewers from the prior week’s second lowest number outside of holidays and football season since 1997. The rating was identical to last week as the second lowest in that category.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 9, 2016 – 3,174,000 viewers
  • May 9, 2016 – 3,231,000 viewers
  • 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

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WWE Thursday Night Smackdown

Thursday night’s episode brought in 2.295 million viewers and a 0.70 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, up 1% and 4% from last week’s 2.262 million and 0.67.

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Last 10 Weeks:

  • May 20, 2016 – 2,295,000 viewers
  • May 13, 2016 – 2,262,000 viewers
  • 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

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TNA Tuesday Night Impact

TNA Impact on 5/17 was up to 311,000 viewers. The average viewer age was 55 and the audience was 61 percent male.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 10, 2016 – 311,000 viewers
  • May 10, 2016 – 280,000 viewers
  • 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

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Lucha Underground Season 2

Lucha Underground’s latest episode brought in 127,000 viewers and drew a 0.04 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, up 32% and doubling the 96,000 and 0.02 from last week. Tthe rating was the best since the April 27th episode also did a 0.04.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 18, 2016 – 127,000 viewers
  • May 11, 2016 – 96,000 viewers
  • 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

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While it didn’t reach 2 million, American Grit was up about 200,000 viewers in this week’s episode.

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Last 10 Weeks

  • May 20, 2016 – 1,990,000 viewers
  • May 13, 2016 – 1,784,000 viewers
  • May 6, 2016 – 1,766,000 viewers
  • April 28, 2016 – 2,097,000 viewers
  • April 21, 2016 – 2,170,000 viewers
  • April 14, 2016 – 2,347,000 viewers

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