PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.
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For the Week of November 9, the biggest take-away is Raw TV getting one of its biggest DVR bumps in the six months we’ve tracked weekly DVR viewing.
This helped make up for an historical low in viewership, including the third hour drawing fewer than 3.0 million live viewers.
Overall, WWE TV shows made up 91 percent of the live TV wrestling pie and 92 percent of the live+DVR pie.
Overall Viewership – WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, TNA Impact, ROH TV (Week of Nov. 9)
– Live Viewership Pie: 6.013 million live viewers, up from 5.885 million viewers last week, but down from 6.116 million live viewers two weeks ago.
– Live & DVR Pie: 6.752 million, up from 6.519 million total viewers last week. This was a one-month high.
– WWE Raw (Monday, November 9): Raw averaged 3.173 million live viewers, down from 3.248 million live viewers last week, falling to an historical low.
Live+DVR viewership was 3.618 million viewers, nearly matching last week’s total audience of 3.628 million viewers.
Raw closed the gap with average hourly DVR viewing of 445,000, up from 380,000 last week.
First Hour: 3.480 million live viewers +432,000 DVR to 3.912 million live+DVR viewers.
Second Hour: 3.177 million live viewers +409,000 DVR to 3.586 million live+DVR viewers.
Third Hour: 2.863 million live viewers +494,000 to 3.357 million live+DVR viewers.
Overall, Raw made up 53 percent of the total live TV wrestling viewership and 54 percent of the live+DVR viewership total.
– TNA Impact (Wednesday, Nov. 11): Impact drew 277,000 first-run viewers, up from 262,000 viewers last week.
Impact then drew 29,000 DVR viewers and 97,000 West Coast/replay viewers after ROH TV.
Impact’s total audience was 403,000 viewers, up from 368,000 combined viewers last week.
– ROH TV (Wednesday, Nov. 11): ROH drew 172,000 viewers in the 11:00 p.m. EST timeslot, up from 141,000 viewers last week.
– WWE Smackdown (Thursday, Nov. 12): Smackdown drew 2.294 million live viewers for the continuation of the WWE Title tournament, up from 2.123 million live viewers last week.
Smackdown also got a boost in DVR viewers to 265,000, up from a range of 211-259k the previous three weeks.
Smackdown’s total audience was 2.559 million viewers, up significantly from 2.382 million total viewers last week.
It was the most combined Smackdown viewers since August 24.