The Rock Added To SD Tapings, Early TTTT Ratings, More


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Wednesday night’s WWE Tribute to the Troops 10th anniversary special on the USA Network drew 2.34 million viewers. By comparison, Tuesday night’s Super SmackDown show drew 3.33 million viewers.

— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is scheduled to appear on the first Monday Night RAW of 2013 on 1/7 in Tampa and the SmackDown taping the following night on 1/8 in Miami. We reported earlier that Rock is scheduled to make regular appearances on RAW in early 2013 heading into the Royal Rumble along with hype for WrestleMania 29.

— The 12/16 Ring of Honor Final Battle iPPV event in New York City, New York drew 1,400 fans.

— Here are the delayed RAW viewer numbers:

* 11/19 RAW drew an additional 336,000 viewers on delay (or 11.1 % total).

* 11/26 RAW drew an additional 292,000 viewers on delay (or 9.6%).

— Here are some recent WWE attendance figures.

* 12/15 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Supershow): 5,400 fans with $200,000 gate.

* 12/16 in Brooklyn, New York (TLC PPV): 15,748 fans (12,500 paid).

* 12/17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Monday Night RAW): 11,000 fans.

— Here are some recent WWE and TNA television ratings.

WWE SmackDown: The 12/14 show drew a 1.74 cable rating with 2.63 million viewers. While this was one of the lowest ratings for the show in over two months, overall viewers were actually up from last week and higher than in recent weeks. Despite the increase in viewers, it was only No. 16 for the night on cable.

TNA iMPACT! Wrestling: The 12/13 show drew a 0.96 cable rating with 1.24 million viewers. The show drew a 0.51 among males 18-34 and 0.75 among males 35-49.

WWE Main Event: The 12/12 show drew a 0.4 broadcast rating with 600,000 viewers. It was moved from its usual timeslot due to the benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy. The 12/5 show the prior week drew a 0.7 broadcast rating with 1.18 million viewers.

WWE Monday Night RAW: The 12/10 show drew a 2.67 cable rating with 3.76 million viewers. It was another ratings low for the show in the past 15 years. Despite the drop, it remained No. 3 for the night on cable. The show drew a 2.3 among male teens, 2.1 among males 18-49, 0.9 among female teens and 0.9 among women 18-49. 67.1% of the audience was male.

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