last year when raw Stepping up to an NFL Wild Card playoff game, Monday night’s WWE show was surprisingly good.
But no offense to the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals and their fans, but they’re not Team America and THE GOAT doesn’t play for either of them.
That’s what raw It was this year’s showdown, and while not a close game, the Dallas Cowboys’ win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the most watched NFL game of the century:
A massive crowd for the Super Wild Card Finale makes for a special night for The Walt Disney Company
– ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 18, 2023
According to Showbuzz DailyBoys/Bucs actually finished with better numbers than the Mouse House was touting overnight — 31.1 million viewers across ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, to be exact. It had a 6.92 share rating of 18-49 year olds as well.
So what does that mean for professional wrestling?
raw It was watched at an average of 1,489,000 an hour, with a . 42 rating on the demo. That was down from The last week (1.693 million viewers, . 50 with the 18-49 combo), an 8% drop in viewership and a 2% drop in demo from the 2022 episode that aired vs. Rams/Cards.
The episode kept its audience well into its 9 p.m. ET time slot, but then had the usual dip in the final third.
first hour: 1.56 million / .44
two o’clock: 1.54 million / .44
three o’clock: 1.37 million / .37
raw She will be free and free from football for quite some time now. We’ll see if that, along with Rumble Season and Road to WrestleMania 39means larger numbers.
Diary: Between some hiccups with Showbuzz, and the flood of other news lately, we’ve missed a few ratings reports this year. But we look forward to staying on track going forward.