Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— Co-author of the WWE Encyclopedia, Brian Shields, will be hosting another “History of WWE” event on Sunday (4/14) in Oceanside, New York. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the event will being at 1:00 p.m. Newsday.com is featuring an article on the event at this link.
— The 4/8 WWE RAW taping in East Rutherford, New Jersey the night after WrestleMania 29 drew a sellout crowd of 13,000 fans. WWE was very pleased with the audience on Monday. This continued the streak of sold out crowds for RAW heading into WrestleMania.
— Here are some recent WWE and TNA television ratings figures from April 1 to April 5, 2013.
WWE RAW: The 4/1 show drew a 3.10 cable rating with an average audience of 4.31 million viewers. It was the most viewed show on cable that night. Last year’s go-home RAW for Wrestlemania drew a 3.05 cable rating with 4.44 million viewers. Demographic figures were not available this week.
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling: The 4/4 show drew a 1.10 cable rating with 1.43 million viewers. Viewers were up from recent weeks. In demographics, the show drew a 0.73 among males 18-34 and 0.95 among males 35-49.
WWE SmackDown: The 4/5 show drew a 1.83 cable rating with 2.54 million viewers. While it was the second lowest rated SmackDown of the year and only placed at No. 9 for the night on cable, it was described as a “throwaway show” as they only taped a few matches and it focused more on hyping WrestleMania 29.