Monday, 15 August 2011

Ray's UK Rating's Report: Week Ending August 7th 2011

Courtesy of the Broadcaster's Audience Research Board (BARB) here are the UK TV ratings for wrestling programming that ranked in the top 10's for their respective channels on the week ending August 7th 2011:

1TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (Tue, Challenge , 2200)297,000
2WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Mon, Sky Sport 3, 2600)129,000
3WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Fri, Sky Sports 3, 2216)126,000
4TNA XPLOSION (Wed, Challenge, 2200)Under 160,000
5WWE EXPERIENCE (Sun, Challenge, 1701)34,000
6WWE NXT (Thu, Sky Sports 4, 2400)28,000
7WWE BOTTOM LINE  (Sat, Sky Sports 4, 1331)25,000
It's another impressive showing from IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge as it not only remains the most watched wrestling show in the UK and Ireland, but breaks it's all time viewership record with a whopping 297,000 viewers, breaking the previous record of 282,000 set just two weeks ago. The show garnered 297,000 viewers (Up 63,000 viewers [21.2%] from last week) for the Tuesday August 2nd episode headlined by a superb Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson steel cage match.

WWE RAW drew 129,000 viewers (Down 27,000 viewers [17.3%] from last week 156,000) for it's Monday August 1st episode which featured CM Punk's re-signing with WWE, the announcement of the Undisputed WWE Title match for Summerslam and an Alberto Del Rio vs. Evan Bourne main event.

Both IMPACT Wrestling and RAW remain the most watched shows on their respective channels.

WWE's other flagship show, Smackdown, garnered (Down 2,000 viewers [1.56%] from last week 128,000) 126,000 viewers for the Friday August 5th edition which was headlined by a Randy Orton & John Morrison vs. Christian & R-Truth Main Event.

Here's how the total's look for the year to date since IMPACT's return to UK Television on Challenge:

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
IMPACT Wrestling – 22
WWE Smackdown – 2

*Based on first showing viewing figures, not inclusive of +1 or replay figures.

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