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If Lower Ratings Were a Good Thing, WWE Raw Would Be Doing Great

The ratings for this week's episode of Monday Night Raw are in, and I'm sad to say, it's not good news Viewership fell to the show's third-lowest number ever, and the rating in the 18-49 demographic also fell as compared to last week As usual, the numbers come via ShowBuzz Daily.[caption id="attachment_1228621" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A[...]

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WWE Raw Ratings Mostly Even with Last Week, Viewership Slightly Down

WWE Monday Night Raw's ratings are in, and it's mostly good news for WWE Raw once again averaged a .53 in the 18-49 demographic rating That's off of hours that individually did a .58, .53, and .49, respectively Raw's three hours ranked 4th, 6th, and 7th place for the night, the exact same spots the[...]

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Ratings Hold Steady, Viewership Increases for Dry WWE Smackdown

Another week of ratings is in the books, and things continue to look positive for WWE WWE Smackdown managed to hold on to its ratings and even increase slightly in viewership from last week The show was also tied for first place in demographic ratings for the night, and they did it without any urine[...]

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AEW and NXT Get a Sweet Ratings Boost

The numbers are in for the latest skirmish in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars, and both AEW Dynamite and NXT are up It was another close week, but AEW once again walked away with the victory in both ratings and viewership Dynamite was ranked #8 for the night across all cable shows, while NXT came[...]

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WWE Raw Gets Massive Viewership Bump After Ditching Paul Heyman

In fact, last night's episode of Raw had the highest viewership the show has seen since early April, and yes, all of that happened without needing to have The Ratings King of Friday Nights, Baron Corbin, on the show.[caption id="attachment_1199267" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logo for WWE Monday Night Raw Credit: WWE.[/caption] Raw Rating Steady, Viewership[...]

Jeff Hardy throws urine in the face of Sheamus on WWE Smackdown.

Jeff Hardy's Number 1 Snags Number 1 Ratings Spot for Smackdown

WWE Friday Night Smackdown scored a big win in the Friday overnight ratings, with an increase in viewership and a victory over all other network shows in the 18-49 demographic It looks like WWE's leaked storyline about Jeff Hardy taking a pee in a cup and throwing it in Sheamus's face worked to boost interest[...]

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NXT Narrows Gap in Wednesday Night Ratings War with AEW Dynamite

Coming off the positively-received NXT Takeover: In Your House PPV, WWE's black and gold brand held up well against rival AEW Dynamite in Wednesday night's ratings Both shows saw a drop in both viewership and demo rating, but AEW's drop was much larger than NXT, and both shows finished in a similar range Here's the[...]

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WWE Monday Night Raw Takes First Step in Massive Ratings Comeback

It's the first step in a journey that's sure to see WWE climb back up to the top of cable ratings once again![caption id="attachment_1199267" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logo for WWE Monday Night Raw Credit: WWE.[/caption] WWE Raw Makes a Comeback According to Showbuzz Daily, WWE Raw took the third, fourth, and sixth spots in the Top[...]

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AEW Falls in Wednesday Night Ratings, NXT Rises But Not High Enough

The Wednesday night ratings are in and it's a mixed bag all around AEW won the night, as they often do, but their ratings and viewership were down NXT lost in ratings and viewership, but they were up in both metrics from last week So what does it all mean? Who won the Wednesday Night[...]

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CM Punk No Longer a Draw as WWE Backstage Ratings Drop

In fact, ratings went down, so what does this mean for CM Punk's future in WWE?![caption id="attachment_1206414" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CM Punk on Backstage, courtesy of WWE.[/caption] WWE Backstage: CM Punk or CM Slump? According to the latest numbers from Showbuzz Daily, WWE Backstage ranked 143rd for the night, scored a .04 in the crucial 18-49 demographic, down[...]

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Return of Baron Corbin, Drunk Hardy Lead to Smackdown Ratings Win

To the surprise of no one, the return of Baron Corbin, the Ratings King of Friday Nights, resulted in a victory for WWE Smackdown An increase in viewership can also be attributed to a hot angle in which Jeff Hardy appeared to run over Elias with his car Smackdown's second hour was tied for first[...]

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AEW Dynamite Scores Huge Ratings Bump, NXT Up from Last Week

WWE's NXT, however, also had a big bump in ratings and viewership, making for a good night for pro wrestling all around.The Wednesday ratings are in, and yes, as you may have noticed, I am Jude Terror, and, thankfully, not Chad McMahon I told editorial that I had a message from Chad today saying he[...]

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Genius Live Audience Idea Leads WWE Raw to #1 Ratings Victory

Proving once again that Vince McMahon truly is a genius, the WWE Chairman's idea to use NXT developmental wrestlers as the audience for Monday's episode of Raw led WWE's flagship show to yet another ratings victory Even without the Ratings King of Friday Nights, Baron Corbin, WWE pulled off a number one victory in the[...]

WWE Star Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights

Smackdown Viewership Down in Absence of Baron Corbin

After smartly sending Baron Corbin to Raw as part of the cross-brand invitational and scoring a first-place ratings victory, WWE screwed the pooch by not having King Corbin appear on this week's episode of a Smackdown Predictably, without Corbin's ratings-drawing presence, Smackdown viewership fell slightly from last week, according to the overnight ratings from ShowBuzz[...]

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AEW Cheats Way to Wednesday Ratings Victory Over NXT

Folks, The Chadster was about ready to break down into tears today when I saw the Wednesday night cable ratings showing AEW not only beating NXT but knocking them out of the 50 as well AEW's demographic rating and viewership were both up for the night, while NXT was down in both categories, resulting in[...]

Baron Corbin leads WWE to another ratings victory.

Baron Corbin Ratings Dominance Led Raw to 1st Place Victory Monday

Once again proving that Baron Corbin equals ratings, Monday Night Raw was in first place in the Monday night cable rankings thanks to Corbin appearing on Raw to face Drew McIntyre as part of the cross-brand invitational It was a very Baron Corbin heavy night with the King appearing in multiple backstage segments before his[...]

WWE Star Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights

Baron Corbin Carries Smackdown to Second Week of Higher Ratings

Thanks, King Corbin![caption id="attachment_1208030" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights, courtesy of WWE.[/caption]The average viewership for Smackdown was 2,043 million an increase from last week's 2.040 million Though demographic ratings are not represented with more than one decimal place, both hours of last week's episode of Smackdown scored a .5,[...]

NXT scored a spiritual victory this week, if not a ratings victory (courtesy of WWE).

NXT Scores Spiritual Victory as AEW Wins in Ratings and Viewership

Before I get into talking about the ratings for AEW Dynamite and NXT, I want to address a matter important both to me and, I imagine, to my dedicated readers Yesterday, my colleague Jude Terror took over my ratings beat while I was out sick, not, as Mr Terror claimed, with "anal bleeding," but to[...]

CM Punk on Backstage, courtesy of WWE.

WWE Ratings Show CM Punk Bigger Tuesday Draw Than Hulk Hogan

That's right, as you've probably just noticed and audibly groaned about, my delightful colleague Chad is out sick today (a voice in my headset is telling me to let you know he has anal bleeding), and so your pal Jude Terror is picking up the slack on Chad's usual wrestling ratings beat And in the[...]

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WWE RAW Finally Has Solution to Ratings Issues, Wins Night on Cable

Last night's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw reversed a recent trend of falling ratings to take the top two spots in the Monday Cable rankings, as well as the fourth spot, for each of its three respective hours Despite WWE doing the best that could be expected under really tough circumstances, a lot of[...]