Week of 4/18 DVR Viewership Tracking – Raw falls to year-lows, soft DVR viewing for SD & Impact & Lucha

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor



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DVR TRACKING TABLES – 2016

  • WWE Raw (including First Quarter Average)
  • WWE Smackdown (including Q1 Average)
  • TNA Impact (including Q1 Average)
  • Lucha Underground (including Q1 Average)

Updated 4/27: Includes DVR viewership for 4/18 WWE Raw, 4/19 TNA Impact, 4/20 Lucha Underground, 4/21 WWE Smackdown. In summary: very soft DVR week for all four weeks.

NOTICE: Press/Click HERE to view the entire 2016 chart in web format.

Rawlogo6002016 WWE RAW VIEWERSHIP TOTALS
USA Network
Wk Date Rating 1Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
2Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
3Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
AVERAGE
1 1/4/16 2.49 3,707,000 3,516,000 3,503,000 3,573,333
377,000 340,000 430,000 382,333
4,084,000 3,856,000 3,933,000 3,957,667
2 1/11/16
vs. Nat’l Title
2.36 3,536,000 3,206,000 3,228,000 3,323,333
439,000 446,000 559,000
(#1 of Q1)
481,333
(#1 of Q1)
3,957,000 3,652,000 3,787,000 3,804,667
3 1/18/16 2.45 3,775,000 3,591,000 3,123,000 3,496,333
375,000 362,000 390,000 375,667
4,150,000 3,953,000 3,513,000 3,872,000
4 1/25/16
Post-Rumble
2.93 4,140,000 4,183,000 3,972,000 4,098,333
329,000 406,000 469,000 401,333
4,469,000
(#1 of Q1)
4,589,000 4,441,000 4,499,667
5 2/1/16 2.38 3,592,000 3,464,000 3,094,000 3,383,333
416,000 377,000 409,000 400,667
4,008,000 3,841,000 3,503,000 3,784,000
6 2/8/16
Bryan Tribute
2.65 3,907,000 3,905,000 3,368,000 3,726,667
318,000 338,000 404,000 353,333
4,225,000 4,243,000  3,772,000  4,080,000
7 2/15/16 2.48 3,661,000 3,537,000 3,233,000 3,477,000
354,000 373,000 366,000 364,333
4,015,000 3,910,000  3,599,000  3,841,333
8 2/22/16
Post-FL
Shane
2.73 4,201,000 4,055,000 3,396,000 3,884,000
459,000
(#1 2016)
446,000 471,000 458,667
(#2 of Q1)
4,660,000
(#1 of Q1)
4,501,000 3,867,000 4,342,667
(#2 of Q1)
9 2/29/16 2.63 3,961,000 3,660,000 3,551,000 3,724,000
266,000
(Last Q1)
296,000
(Last Q1)
392,000 318,000
4,227,000 3,956,000 3,943,000 4,042,000
10 3/7/16 2.59 3,760,000 3,614,000 3,279,000 3,551,000
296,000 308,000 310,000 304,667
4,056,000 3,922,000  3,589,000  3,855,667
11 3/14/16 2.51 3,471,000 3,392,000 3,510,000 3,457,667
298,000 305,000 379,000 327,333
3,769,000 3,697,000 3,889,000 3,785,000
12 3/21/16 2.44 3,466,000 3,416,000 3,317,000 3,399,667
323,000 302,000 342,000 322,333
3,789,000 3,718,000 3,659,000 3,722,000
13 3/28/16
Pre-WM32
2.66 3,818,000 3,845,000 3,629,000 3,764,000
376,000 368,000 384,000 376,000
4,194,000 4,213,000 4,013,000 4,140,000
FIRST QUARTER AVERAGE 2.56 Rating 3,768,846 3,644,923 3,400,231 3,604,667
355,846 359,000 408,077 374,308
4,124,692 4,003,923 3,808,308 3,978,974
Wk Date Rating 1Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
2Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
3Hr Live
DVR
TOTAL
AVERAGE
14 4/4/16
Post-WM32
2.93 4,287,000 4,178,000 3,816,000 4,093,667
396,000 446,000 504,000
(#2 2016)
448,667
4,683,000
(#1-edging
Post-FL)
4,624,000
(#1-edging
post-RR)
4,320,000
(#2-behind
Post-RR)
4,542,333
(#1-edging
Post-RR)
15 4/11/16 2.50 3,474,000 3,687,000 3,427,000 3,529,333
378,000 356,000 419,000 384,333
3,852,000 4,043,000 3,846,000 3,913,667
(-13.8%)
16 4/18/16 2.32 3,486,000 3,541,000 2,980,000 3,335,667
268,000
DVR views
314,000
DVR views
331,000
DVR views
304,333
(fewest of
2016)
3,754,000 3,844,000 3,311,000 3,640,000
(-7.0%)

4/18 RAW NOTES: Raw’s delayed viewership fell even further than live viewership. The live viewership was down 5.5 percent from last week; the lack of DVR viewing caused the live+DVR total viewership to fall 7.0 percent from last week.

Included was only a slight increase for the third hour – the first time Raw drew fewer than 3.0 million live viewers in an hour this year. The third hour drew the second-fewest DVR viewers of the year, pointing to a lack of overall interest.

Overall, the total combined viewership was the lowest of 2016, the average DVR viewership per hour was the lowest of 2016, and the third hour drew the fewest total viewers of the year.

 

SmackdownSDlogo600 2016 WWE SMACKDOWN VIEWERSHIP TOTALS
USA Network
Wk Date Note Rating Live DVR TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
1 1/7/16 USA debut 1.93 2,757,000 196,000 2,953,000
2 1/14/16 1.68 2,332,000 213,000 2,545,000 -13.8%
3 1/21/16 Season High 1.87 2,757,000 232,000 2,989,000 +17.4%
4 1/28/16 Post-RR 1.87 2,720,000 250,000 2,970,000 -0.6%
5 2/4/16 1.86 2,664,000 231,000 2,895,000 -2.5%
6 2/11/16 1.72 2,414,000 240,000 2,654,000 -8.3%
7 2/18/16 Brock pre-FL 1.76 2,458,000 221,000 2,679,000 +0.9%
8 2/25/16  Post-FL 1.74 2,395,000 258,000 2,653,000 -1.0%
9 3/3/16 1.76 2,491,000 220,000 2,711,000 +2.2%
10 3/10/16 Season Low 1.64 2,186,000 226,000 2,412,000 -11.0%
11 3/17/16 1.71 2,260,000 262,000 2,522,000 +4.6%
12 3/24/16 Brock 1.75 2,501,000 220,000 2,721,000 +7.9%
13 3/31/16 Pre-WM32 1.66 2,328,000 141,000 2,469,000 -9.3%
FIRST QUARTER AVERAGE 1.77 2,481,769 223,846 2,705,615
Wk Date Note Rating Live DVR TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
14 4/7/16 Post-WM32 1.75 2,444,000 229,000 2,673,000 +8.3%
15 4/12/16 1.70 2,355,000 183,000 2,538,000 -5.1%
16 4/19/16 U.K. SD 1.71 2,431,000 165,000 2,596,000 +2.3%

4/21 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Very soft DVR viewership for the second consecutive week nearly erased the live viewership gain. Smackdown drew the second-fewest DVR viewers of the year.

 

TNAImpact600 2016 TNA IMPACT VIEWERSHIP TOTALS
Pop TV
Wk Date Note Live DVR Replay TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
1 1/5/16 Pop TV Premiere 255,000 13,000 90,000 358,000
2 1/12/16 288,000 25,000 77,000 390,000 +8.9%
3 1/19/16 Hardy-ECIII 321,000 36,000 122,000 479,000 +22.8%
4 1/26/16 Season High 339,000 62,000 103,000 504,000 +5.2%
5 2/2/16 295,000 35,000 112,000 442,000 -12.3%
6 2/9/16  UK Wk 1 276,000 39,000 112,000 427,000 -3.4%
7 2/16/16 273,000 37,000 87,000 397,000 -7.0%
8 2/23/16 Lockdown 210,000 82,000 87,000 379,000 -4.5%
9 3/1/16 258,000 46,000 68,000 372,000 -1.8%
10 3/8/16 Angle
Exit
222,000 28,000 58,000 308,000 -17.2%
11 3/15/16 Live Orlando 307,000 51,000 123,000 481,000 +56.2%
12 3/22/16 331,000 50,000 59,000 440,000 -8.5%
13 3/29/16 312,000 48,000 76,000 436,000 -0.9%
FIRST QUARTER AVERAGE 283,615 42,462 90,308 416,385
Wk Date Note Live DVR Replay TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
14 4/5/16 Last Ep.
w/replay
272,000 46,000 66,000 384,000 -11.9%
15 4/12/16 286,000 68,000 n/a 354,000 n/a
16 4/19/16 312,000 36,000 n/a 348,000 -1.7%

4/19 TNA IMPACT NOTES: Impact’s total audience fell by two percent despite the big increase in live viewership. TNA simply did not register many delayed DVR viewers.

 

LuchaUndergroundElRey2016 LUCHA UNDERGROUND VIEWERSHIP TOTALS
El Rey Network
Wk Date Note Live DVR Replay TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
1 1/27/16 Season 2 Premiere 130,000 19,000 86,000 235,000
2 2/3/16 125,000 11,000 76,000 212,000 -9.8%
3 2/10/16 Big Peak 136,000 31,000 81,000 248,000 +17.0%
4 2/17/16 152,000 15,000 52,000 219,000 -11.7%
5 2/24/16 Big Dip 99,000 27,000 62,000 188,000 -14.2%
6 3/2/16 124,000 29,000 63,000 216,000 +14.9%
7 3/9/16 Q1 Low 95,000 29,000 41,000 165,000 -23.6%
8 3/16/16 100,000 n/a 57,000 157,000 -4.8%
9 3/23/16 Aztec Warfare 163,000 30,000 69,000 262,000 +66.9%
10 3/30/16 Q1 High 159,000 43,000 63,000 265,000 +1.1%
FIRST QUARTER AVERAGE 128,300 23,400 65,000 216,700
Wk Date Note Live DVR Replay TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
11 4/6/16 156,000 25,000 78,000 259,000 -2.3%
12 4/13/16 139,000 20,000 66,000 225,000 -13.1%
13 4/20/16 149,000 17,000 49,000 215,000 -4.4%

4/20 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha continued a downward trend with most of their audience concentrated in the original airing. Light DVR and replay viewership kept the total audience below last week’s level.

 

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