Update on TV Ratings: Raw VS SmackDown Live

Last December of 2016 was the first time ever that SmackDown Live beat Raw in the ratings. Let’s find out if this trend continued towards January and February:


Viewers (in Millions)

Date Raw SD
Jan. 2-3 3.046 2.596
Jan. 9-10  2.907  2.533
Jan. 16-17 3.271 2.652
Jan. 23-24  3.292 2.556
Jan. 30-31 3.615 2.817
Feb. 6-7  3.115 2.627

Yes, generally Raw’s ratings have always been higher than its blue counterpart. However, there are many factors that come into this. There is no more Monday night football to compete with Raw.

Here are details on Raw‘s competition on the same time slot:

RAW was #3 on cable for the night in viewership, behind The O’Reilly Factor and Tucker Carlson. RAW was #2 on the night in the 18-49 demographic, behind Love & Hip-Hop.


Here are details on SmackDown Live‘s competition on the same time slot:

SmackDown was #10 in viewership on cable for the night, behind Curse of Oak Island, Fixer Upper, The Haves & Have Nots, The O’Reilly Factor, Tucker Carlson, Hannity, The First 100 Days, Shadow of Doubt and Special Report. However, SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic.

We will be giving you weekly updates on the ratings. Thanks to lordsofpain.net

About the author

David Reyes

If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now
~Jarod Kintz

Pro Wrestling Events attended/will be attending:

Wrestlemania 33 - April 2, 2017
NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017
SmackDown Live - February 14, 2017
NXT House Show - October 30, 2016
Monday Night Raw - October 3, 2016
Monday Night Raw - August 8, 2016
Hell in A Cell PPV - October 25, 2015
Monday Night Raw - March 23, 2015
WWE House Show - July 10, 2009

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