WWE and TNA television ratings from last week

WWE and TNA television ratings figures courtesy of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

WWE Smackdown on 10/1, the live debut on Syfy, drew a 1.74 cable rating with 2.52 million viewers. While the show was well above the 1.3 million average for that timeslot on Syfy, it was down 9% in viewers from two weeks ago and down 24% in viewers from the 2009-2010 season average.

The one hour “Countdown to Smackdown” live pre-show airing before the debut of Smackdown on Syfy drew a 0.49 cable rating with 652,000 viewers.

TNA Impact on 9/30 drew a 1.2 cable rating with 1.52 million viewers. That is a nice bump in ratings for the show. It drew a 0.70 in males 18-34 and 1.10 in males 35-49.

TNA Reaction on 9/30 drew a 0.59 cable rating with 683,000 viewers.

WWE Superstars on 9/30 drew a 0.68 cable rating with 688,000 viewers. The replay drew a 0.18 cable rating with 148,000 viewers.

WWE NXT on 9/28, the final episode on Syfy, drew a 0.73 cable rating with 964,000 viewers. It was both the lowest rated and least viewed show WWE had ever produced for Syfy in that Tuesday night timeslot, including ECW.

WWE Monday Night Raw on 9/27 drew a 2.75 cable rating with 3.81 million viewers, a drop from the 2.8 rating the prior week. It was the lowest rated episode of Raw in over two years and the lowest audience number for a non-holiday Raw in more than 12 years. Dave Meltzer also reported that it would also have been the lowest viewed Raw in the U.S. on a non-holiday since 1995.