There was a major twist in the lucha libre ratings battle this week sports fans, which is good because beyond that there was a whole lot of the same old, same old. For starters, AAA was the king of the ratings again, as the promotion’s Friday afternoon show on TV Azteca’s Azteca 7 drew a 0.77 rating with 419.13K viewers. The numbers were down overall from last week’s 0.88 rating and 493.51K viewers, but the numbers are still in line with AAA’s usual numbers while keeping them ahead of the rest of the pack. All in all, things remain steady.

 

If only CMLL had kept the same steadiness. For the first time since we’ve been covering the ratings CMLL finished dead last among wrestling shows broadcast in Mexico last week, behind Nacion de Lucha Libre and both WWE RAW and Smackdown. NLL drew a 0.51 rating and and 287.39K viewers, up from last week’s 0.46 rating and 260.78K viewers. Even after a few weeks off the air and uncertainty surrounding the promotion, NLL has continued to produce consistent numbers for Imagen TV and for at least this week finds themselves as the second most watched lucha libre promotion in Mexico. Meanwhile RAW and Smackdown, which each air on Imagen TV, both drew identical 0.39 ratings with 218.15K viewers (Smackdown) and 217.50K viewers (RAW) respectively. RAW’s numbers were up last week from 0.34 rating and 191.15K viewers while Smackdown’s were down from last week’s 0.46 rating and 256.88K viewers. All these numbers were higher than CMLL, who drew a mere 0.30 rating and 169.79K viewers.

 

This is a staggering drop for CMLL from last week where they drew a 0.51 rating and 285.05K viewers; in total they dropped .21 in the rating and over 100K viewers. The number is the lowest CMLL has posted since the week of July 13th (when they did a 0.30 with 167.76K viewers); fortunately for CMLL that week was then followed by a big gain and was largely seen as a fluke. It will be interesting to see next week if CMLL can bounce back or if this number, and position in the ratings, becomes the new norm.

 

Week of October 12th

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.74 rating, 419.13K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.51 rating, 287.39K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.39 rating, 218.15K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.39 rating, 217.50K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.30 rating, 169.79K viewers

 

Week of October 5th

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.88 rating, 493.51K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.51 rating, 285.05K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.46 rating, 260.78K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.46 rating, 256.88K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.34 rating, 191.15K viewers

 

Week of September 14th

AAA on Azteca 7: 0.67 rating, 376.01K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.51 rating, 285.54K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.50 rating, 282.21K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.33 rating, 185.83K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.27 rating, 151.08K viewers

 

Week of September 7th

AAA on Azteca 7: 1.77 rating, 995.47K viewers

CMLL on Gala TV: 0.72 rating, 408.17K viewers

NLL on Imagen TV: 0.58 rating, 328.56K viewers

WWE Smackdown: 0.43 rating, 242.63K viewers

WWE RAW: 0.32 rating, 178.11K viewers

 

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

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