TV Ratings & DVR Viewing Tracking


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DVR TRACKING TABLES – 2016

  • WWE Raw (including 1st & 2nd Quarter Averages)
  • WWE Smackdown (including 1st & 2nd Quarter Averages)
  • TNA Impact (including 1st & 2nd Quarter Averages)
  • Lucha Underground (including 1st & 2nd Quarter Averages)

Updated 7/6: Includes total Live+DVR viewership for June 27 WWE Raw, June 28 Impact, June 29 Lucha Underground, and June 30 WWE Smackdown. Updated 7/11: Second Quarter Averages.

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Rawlogo600 2016 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%)
17 4/25/16 2.20 3,263,000 3,184,000 2,938,000 3,128,333
358,000 370,000 384,000 370,667
3,621,000 3,554,000 3,322,000 3,499,000
(yr-low)
18 5/2/16 2.35 3,458,000 3,457,000 3,383,000 3,432,667
275,000
(#2 fewest)
300,000
(#2 fewest)
392,000 322,333
3,733,000 3,757,000 3,775,000 3,755,000
19 5/9/16 2.26 3,345,000 3,356,000 3,013,000 3,238,000
299,000 361,000 385,000 348,333
3,644,000 3,717,000 3,398,000 3,586,333
20 5/16/16 2.27 3,376,000 3,302,000 2,894,000
(fewest ’16)
3,190,667
310,000 352,000 383,000 348,333
3,686,000 3,654,000 3,277,000
(fewest ’16)
3,539,000
21 5/23/16
Post-PPV
2.29 3,359,000 3,332,000 3,115,000 3,268,667
338,000 340,000 364,000 347,333
3,697,000 3,672,000 3,479,000 3,616,000
22 5/30/16
Mem. Day
2.19 3,282,000 3,324,000 3,081,000 3,229,000
360,000 402,000 473,000
(#2 DVR yr)
411,667
(#4 DVR yr)
(12.7% – #2)
3,642,000 3,726,000 3,554,000 3,640,667
23 6/6/16 2.28 3,371,000 3,490,000 2,903,000 3,254,667
281,000 390,000 362,000 344,333
3,652,000 3,880,000 3,265,000 3,599,000
24 6/13/16 2.03 3,043,000 3,109,000 2,758,000 2,970,000
314,000 374,000 361,000 349,667
3,357,000
(Yr Low)
3,483,000
(Yr Low)
3,119,000
(Yr Low)
3,319,667
(Yr Low)
25 6/20/16
(post-MITB)
2.44 3,420,000 3,562,000 3,420,000 3,467,333
304,000 334,000 395,000 344,333
3,724,000 3,896,000
3,815,000
3,811,667
(+14.8%)
26 6/27/16 2.21 3,096,000 3,173,000 3,011,000 3,093,333
324,000 350,000 364,000 346,000
3,420,000 3,523,000 3,375,000
3,439,333
SECOND QUARTER AVERAGE 2.33 Rating 3,404,615 3,438,077 3,133,769 3,325,487
323,462 360,692 393,615 359,256
3,728,077 3,798,769 3,527,385 3,684,744

6/27 RAW NOTES: The second episode after Money in the Bank got the typical DVR bump, keeping Raw down 10 percent (about 400,000 total viewers) from last week’s big post-MITB episode.

6/20 RAW NOTES: This was a big post-Money in the Bank episode, especially compared to the previous week’s historical low point. Raw’s total audience jumped by nearly 600,000 viewers, including virtually the same number of DVR viewers as last week. So, it was a big increase in the total number of people watching the show, not just typical DVR viewers checking in live/real-time this week.

6/13 RAW NOTES: The least-watched Raw of the year against the NBA Finals leading into the MITB PPV did not generate a bump in DVR viewership compared to last week. People simply did not watch the show live or DVR compared to previous weeks.

6/6 RAW NOTES: The drop-off from the second to third hour for the live broadcast was the largest in Raw’s three-hour Raw history (-16.8%). The gap widened in delayed viewership, as the second hour drew more DVR viewers than the third hour. The total decline was about 600,000 viewers.

5/30 RAW NOTES: The Memorial Day edition of Raw was one of the most DVR-heavy episodes of the year. The percentage of DVR viewership ranked #2 on the year thus far and the third hour was the #2 most-DVR-watched third hour this year.

5/23 RAW NOTES: The post-Extreme Rules Raw was not much different than the pre-Extreme Rules episode. The first hour total viewership was nearly identical, the second hour total viewership was slightly up, and average DVR viewers over all three hours was nearly identical. The key difference is the third hour of the May 16 Raw fell off the table, while the third hour of post-Extreme Rules Raw held up okay.

5/16 RAW NOTES: Raw’s third hour drew the fewest live viewers and total viewers of the year. The third hour drew almost the exact same number of DVR viewers as last week’s third hour, which ties in with all three hours averaging the exact same DVR viewers as last week.

5/9 RAW NOTES: The third hour took a hit this week. Despite having the most DVR viewers, weak live viewership hurt the third hour.

5/2 RAW NOTES: The Raw after Payback drew nearly identical hourly numbers when totaling the live and DVR viewership, mainly because of soft DVR viewership in the first two hours. The total third hour audience ended up edging the second hour, which edged the first hour.

4/25 RAW NOTES: Raw got a decent DVR bump to improve year-low live viewership. DVR viewing turned an eight percent decline in live viewership into a four percent decline in total viewership.

RawAprilHowever, Raw was down more than one million total viewers since the night after WrestleMania in just three weeks time.

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.

4/11 RAW NOTES: The TV rating fell 15 percent, the live viewership fell 14 percent, and the total viewership fell 14 percent the week after WrestleMania. Notable was the third hour still being the least-watched hour even with the most DVR viewers.

4/4 RAW NOTES: The post-WrestleMania Raw episode delivered the largest overall audience of the year, but did not have the big separation from the rest of the year like a typical post-Mania Raw. The individual hours and overall audience were right below or right above the post-Royal Rumble and post-Fast Lane episodes. A boost in third hour DVR viewership helped the overall total surpass post-Royal Rumble Raw for #1 this year.

RAW Q1 NOTES: The First Quarter hourly average indicates a downward trend from the first hour to second hour to third hour, including DVR viewing. The first hour averaged 4.125 million total viewers, the second hour averaged 4.004 million total viewers, and the third hour averaged 3.808 million total viewers. As a result, the total average during the First Quarter was below 4.0 million viewers – 3.979 million viewers.

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 4/14/16 1.70 2,355,000 183,000 2,538,000 -5.1%
16 4/21/16 U.K. SD 1.71 2,431,000 165,000 2,596,000 +2.3%
17 4/28/16 Pre-PPV 1.54 2,109,000
(Yr-Low)
219,000 2,328,000
(Yr-Low)
-10.3%
18 5/5/16 Post-PPV 1.65 2,346,000 217,000 2,563,000 +10.1%
19 5/12/16 1.59 2,262,000 200,000 2,462,000 -3.9%
20 5/19/16 Pre-PPV 1.62 2,295,000 225,000 2,520,000 +2.4%
21 5/26/16 Post-PPV 1.57 2,112,000 n/r Incomplete
22 6/2/16 1.59 2,169,000 198,000 2,367,000 n/a
23 6/9/16 Year Low 1.51 1,996,000 220,000 2,216,000 -6.4%
24 6/16/16 Pre-PPV 1.56 2,073,000 244,000 2,317,000 +4.6%
25 6/23/16 Post-PPV 1.58 2,145,000 233,000 2,378,000 +2.6%
26 6/30/16 1.52 2,080,000 185,000 2,265,000 -4.8%
SECOND QUARTER AVERAGE 1.61 2,216,692 209,833 2,410,385 -10.9%

6/30 SMACKDOWN NOTES: WWE Smackdown had a minimal DVR bump for one of the lowest-rated episodes in Smackdown history.

6/23 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Smackdown got most of its post-PPV bump from live viewership, as delayed DVR viewing dipped from last week.

6/16 SMACKDOWN NOTES: The Smackdown leading into Money in the Bank got a slight DVR bump for final viewing before Sunday’s PPV. The total audience was still one of the smallest of the year.

6/9 SMACKDOWN NOTES: One of the least-watched Smackdowns in the show’s history produced a slight DVR bump, but not enough to make up for sub-2.0 million live viewers.

5/26 SMACKDOWN NOTES: The DVR numbers were not reported due to the Memorial Day holiday.

5/19 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Smackdown drew the most DVR viewers in six weeks to generate an increase in total viewership leading into the Extreme Rules PPV.

5/12 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Smackdown had a middle-of-the-road performance in-between the Payback and Extreme Rules PPVs.

5/5 SMACKDOWN NOTES:Smackdown rebounded from a year-low audience to get back in the range of their Q2 average. The show is still not close to the Q1 average, though.

4/28 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Smackdown drew year-low live viewership. A slight increase in DVR viewership turned a 13 percent live decline into a 10 percent total decline. The result was the same – year-low total viewership.

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.

4/14 SMACKDOWN NOTES: Very soft DVR viewership for this week’s episode two weeks removed from WrestleMania, falling 17 percent below the First Quarter average.

4/7 SMACKDOWN NOTES: The post-WrestleMania Smackdown fell short of Smackdown two weeks prior when Brock Lesnar visited. The total audience was even below the First Quarter average.

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 Tues/
Sat
Replay
TOTAL VIEWERS % Chg
14 4/5/16 Last Ep.
w/replay
272,000 46,000 66,000
(last Ts)
384,000 -11.9%
15 4/12/16 286,000 68,000 80,000
(Sat)
434,000 n/a
16 4/19/16 312,000 36,000 48,000
(Sat)
396,000 -8.8%
17 4/26/16 332,000 35,000 52,000
(Sat)
419,000 +5.8%
18 5/3/16 303,000 35,000 53,000
(Sat)
391,000 -6.7%
19 5/10/16 280,000 39,000 n/a 319,000 n/a
20 5/17/16 TNA Title
Match
311,000 49,000 n/a 360,000 +12.9%
21 5/24/16 May Mayhem 359,000 57,000 n/a 416,000
(most of Q2)
+15.6%
22 5/31/16 346,000 52,000 n/a 398,000 -4.3%
23 6/7/16 Pre-PPV 326,000 54,000 n/a 380,000 -4.5%
24 6/14/16 Post-PPV
Malfunct.
127,000 n/a 169,000
82,000
378,000 n/a
25 6/21/16 304,000 61,000 n/a 365,000 n/a
26 6/28/16 322,000 24,000 n/a 346,000 -5.2%
SECOND QUARTER AVERAGE 298,462 46,333 varied 377,231 -9.4%

 

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 no rank 57,000 157,000 n/a
9 3/23/16 Aztec Warfare 163,000 30,000 69,000 262,000 n/a
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 Q2 High 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%
14 4/27/16 107,000 15,000 52,000 174,000 -19.1%
15 5/4/16 138,000 24,000 42,000 204,000 +17.2%
16 5/11/16 96,000 no rank 81,000 177,000 n/a
17 5/18/16 127,000 8,000 37,000 172,000 n/a
18 5/25/16 114,000 22,000 68,000 204,000 +18.6%
19 6/1/16 111,000 18,000 40,000 169,000 -17.2%
20 6/8/16 Q2 Low 85,000 21,000 61,000 167,000 -1.2%
21 6/15/16 89,000 no rank 39,000 128,000 n/a
22 6/22/16 104,000 no rank 62,000 166,000 n/a
23 6/29/16  Most Total
Since 4/6
116,000 27,000 103,000 246,000 n/a
SECOND QUARTER AVERAGE 117,769 19,700 59,846 192,769 -11.0%

6/29 LUCHA NOTES: Lucha book-ended the second-quarter with its largest total audience since the first episode of the second-quarter.

6/22 LUCHA NOTES: Lucha did not rank in the DVR chart for the second consecutive week.

6/15 LUCHA NOTES: Lucha did not rank in the DVR chart this week.

6/1 & 6/8 LUCHA NOTES: The most-recent two episodes fell to low points in the Second Quarter. DVR viewership was not produced enough of a bump to make up for softer Wednesday night viewership.

5/25 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha had a nice rebound with solid DVR viewership representing 19 percent of the total audience.

5/18 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha drew the fewest DVR viewers of the year. As a result, the total audience was the smallest since mid-March.

5/11 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: This week’s Lucha episode did not rank in the DVR chart because of the small first-run audience. The replay airing produced nearly half of the audience.

5/4 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha had a good week getting a DVR bump to recover from a three-week downturn.

4/27 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha continued a downward trend from the peak audience on March 30. This week, the audience fell to a two-month low.

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.

4/13 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: Lucha ended a three-week hot streak falling back to just above the First Quarter average.

4/6 LUCHA UNDERGROUND NOTES: The Tuesday viewership was a record audience in terms of Live & Replay viewership. However, a dip in delayed DVR viewership led to the total audience falling short of the previous two episodes. The last three episodes have averaged 260,000+ total viewers, though, which is a big jump from where the show was mid-way through the season.