It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been able to talk about lucha libre ratings, but luckily Nielsen has gotten the numbers in for the week of August 31st. And it’s pretty clear things have changed since the last time we looked in. Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide remains the king of Mexico, drawing a 0.71 rating and 401.14K viewers on Azteca 7, up from the week of August 10th and back in line with their numbers around Triplemania. The good news didn’t transfer over to CMLL or Nacion de Lucha Libre. CMLL’s Saturday show on Televisa’s Gala TV did a 0.40 rating with 223.14K viewers, a drop from the 0.49 rating and 274.90K viewers they did a few weeks ago. More alarming however is NLL, who did a mere 0.38 rating with 215.05K viewers on Imagen TV. This is down significantly from the 0.55 rating and 310.32K viewers they drew the week of August 10th and the second lowest recorded number to date after the week of August 3rd (when NLL went up against Triplemania). It will be interesting to see if this was just a bad week or if NLL has begun a steady decline as the summer has waned.

 

If there is any good news for NLL, it’s that they joined AAA and CMLL in defeating both WWE shows in the ratings. RAW and Smackdown continue to lag behind the lucha libre promotions, with Smackdown drawing a 0.33 rating with 184.41K viewers and RAW drawing a 0.28 rating with 155.94K viewers. Both numbers are down from a few weeks ago.

 

Week of August 31st

 

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.71 rating, 401.14K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.40 rating, 223.14K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.38 rating, 215.05K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.28 rating, 155.94K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.33 rating, 184.41K viewers

 

Week of August 10th

 

AAA on Azteca: 0.66 rating, 370.64K

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.55 rating, 310.32K

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.49 rating, 274.90K

WWE RAW: 0.37 rating, 210.18K

WWE Smackdown: 0.37 rating, 206.06K

 

Week of August 3rd

 

Triplemania XXVII: 2.89 rating, 1,630.45 million viewers

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.74 rating, 417.32K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.40 rating, 223.47K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.36 rating, 204.89K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.36 rating, 204.63K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.27 rating, 152.73K viewers

 

Week of July 27th

 

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.71 rating, 398.95K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.59 rating, 333.63K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.53 rating, 298.56K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.23 rating, 131.91K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.18 rating, 103.37K viewers

 

Week of July 20th

 

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.92 rating, 518.06K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.55 rating, 310.18K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.46 rating, 257.04K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.34 rating, 193.16K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.20 rating, 111.88K viewers

 

Week of July 13th

 

AAA on Azteca 7: 1.04 rating, 588.98K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.30 rating, 169.29K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.30 rating, 167.76K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.27 rating, 152.16K viewers

 

Week of July 6th

 

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.93 rating, 525.27K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.55 rating, 309.69K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.43 rating, 244.94K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.36 rating, 204.72K viewers