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Interesting ratings from wrestling on uk tv


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Raw from February 7th:

149,000 in the live airing (up 38,000 viewers/+25%).

59,000 in a replay on Friday evening.

 

SmackDown from February 11th:

133,000 in the first airing (up 32,000 viewers/+24%).

33,000 in a replay on Saturday morning.

 

NXT from February 8th:

22,000 in a replay on Saturday night.

 

Superstars from February 10th:

23,000 in a replay on Saturday night (before NXT).

 

The TNA iMPACT! on Challenge TV in the UK (US airdate February 3rd; aired in the UK on February 8th). TNA iMPACT! drew 134,000 viewers, which is their highest UK rating to date.

 

Problem was, it was #5 on Challenge TV that week - the top rated show was a re-run of the quiz-show Catchphrase which drew 161,000 viewers on Wednesday evening.

 

For reference, the final iMPACT! on Bravo did draw 37,000 (airing Christmas Day), which would make that an increase of 262% (comparing Christmas Day at 9pm to 10pm-midnight on a Tuesday night!)

 

So, catchphrase draws more than RAW.

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I thought iMPACT! has for a while had better numbers than WWE programming? And that it was put down to WWE being broadcast on a specialist package whereas TNA had managed to float on standard digital entertainment channels?

 

Correct, TNA is now on freeview also, so is available to a massive audience compared to WWE.

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I thought iMPACT! has for a while had better numbers than WWE programming? And that it was put down to WWE being broadcast on a specialist package whereas TNA had managed to float on standard digital entertainment channels?

 

Correct, TNA is now on freeview also, so is available to a massive audience compared to WWE.

Aye. The ironic thing is, I've yet to catch an episode now it's on Freeview.

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I never watch TNA on freeview. I either download it or watch bits and bobs on Youtube. I was sitting down the other night to watch Bullseye and Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy were fucking about on the microphone. I wasn't best pleased.

 

You sure? Hardy's got a bit of the Jim Bowen about him these days.

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You have to bear in mind that Sky give the viewers a dizzying amount of opportunities over the week to catch up on WWE. Even if I'm avoding Raw & Smackdown for the week by Sunday the wrap up shows have usually drilled segments into my brain anyway. That said I'm honestly shocked that such a big audience catches Raw at it's 2 AM showing every week.

 

Although to be honest those numbers do seem unusually low. Plenty of people across the UK watch wrestling. Those numbers are like ... niche viewing figures.

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There not that niche - to say its a show on a ppv channel at 2am in the morning (on a weekday) If you look at the top ratings for shows for 2010 - the ones pulling in the majority of viewers are all the terrestrial channels i think Eastenders and Corrie had about five spots in the top 10 along with Dr Who and England V Germany. So drawing these numbers for subscription Tv is pretty decent.

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Do that many people really watch Raw live?

 

When it is taken in account the amount of people that record/Sky Plus etc. plus as another poster mentioned about the ample opportunity to catch a replay or recap show , that is quite an impressive number.

And thats without all of the people watching it online as well, Raw and Smackdown etc are always in the top 10 or so for sports on Youtube.

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