Royal Rumble beaten by X-Files in Twitter Ratings, comparison to last year

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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January 24 (Royal Rumble): WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV was topped by the return of the “X-Files” series on Fox, which followed the NFC Championship Game, according to Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings.

The Rumble drew a unique Twitter audience of 2.886 million, slightly beaten by The X-Files’s 2.910 million among series & specials.

WWE’s PPV won the other big category of total impressions, though, totaling 37.848 million compared to 17.848 million for X-Files.

The Rumble drew 94,000 unique authors tweeting about the PPV 519,000 times, a rate of 5.5 tweets per person. That’s up from Raw’s average of 4.5 tweets with more things to tweet about compared to an average Raw episode.

– In comparison to recent years, this year’s Rumble was down from last year, which was driven by anger over Roman Reigns winning, but up from two years ago when Batista won.


  • 2015 Rumble: 3.275 million
  • 2016 Rumble: 2.886 million
  • 2014 Rumble: 2.430 million

Total Impressions

  • 2015 Rumble: 47.348 million
  • 2016 Rumble: 37.848 million
  • 2014 Rumble: 27.082 million

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