While I’m sure it’s going to turn out in different ways over the next few hours, as this is what happens even on nights AEW and WWE don’t both air – not to mention the nights they both are. on the cable, and FOX launches a replay of Smack down on FS1 opposite Carnage on TNT.
But we’re keeping things positive because one thing the Friday October 29th odds tell us is that professional wrestling continues to perform better than anything else than live sports.
The 8 p.m. ET broadcast of Smack down finished third among cable originals last Friday. Carnage – which didn’t air until 10 p.m. ET – was fourth. The first and second were ESPN games. The one thing on the broadcast networks that beat the top cable shows was the World Series game on FOX that took WWE to FS1 overnight.
Not bad, at least in the eyes of this semi-educated foreigner.
Smack down was up considerably from its last cable release on Oct. 15 and reached seven audience figures, reaching 1.032 million. The show’s 0.29 rating for 18-49 year olds was a 21% increase from two weeks ago. Not bad, especially since the blue mark was missing from its best star, Roman Reigns.
Carnage had its largest audience since the two-hour Grand Slam show in September. The audience of 623,000 was 17% better than the previous week. The 0.25 rating in the demo was 14% better than the October 22 rating.
If you’re looking for a fight, here are a few data points that might interest you:
- 10 p.m. ET Smack down replay did not finish in the Top 150.
- As WWE “won” the 18-49 age group this time around, Carnage surpassed the live Smack down in the demo 18 – 34 years old (0.17 to 0.15).
WWE returns to FOX next Friday, so it will be even more difficult to compare. That won’t stop some people from doing it though. For others, could I suggest following Mox’s lead?
Source: Daily showbuzz