It has been good times for AAA ever since they started airing on TV Azteca’s Azteca 7 station, and they got even better this past week. Lucha Central has learned that AAA’s Good Friday showing was a massive success, drawing a 3.2 rating with 5.4 million viewers overall. While we still don’t have the numbers from the week of April 12th, both numbers are up from April 5th episode, with the rating rising 1.2 and viewership rising by exactly a million. Barring the numbers from April 12th being higher, the 5.4 million viewers represent the most AAA has drawn since joining Azteca 7, topping both the April 5th, March 8th and February 15th numbers of 4.4 million. The show, interestingly enough, was headlined by the Rey de Reyes main event that saw Lucha Brothers (Fenix and Pentagon Jr.) losing the AAA Tag Team Championships to AEW EVP’s The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), who made their surprising AAA debut at the show. The news will surely be pleasing to both AAA and AEW as they strengthen their partnership.
Meanwhile CMLL remained further down the list over at Gala TV. Saturday’s show drew a 0.9 rating and 1 million viewers, both down slightly from the April 6th episode (which drew 1.2 rating with 1.3 million viewers respectively). While AAA appears to be growing their audience, it appears CMLL seems destined to be stuck drawing just over a million viewers in a time slot that does them no favors.
Update: Lucha Central has received the AAA rating from the week of April 12th. The Friday show drew a 2.5 rating with 3.9 million viewers; the rating was up 0.4 from April 5th, while the viewership was down 0.5 million viewers. In any event, that makes the April 19th rating of 3.2 and and 5.4 million viewers all the more remarkable, as AAA increased the rating by 0.7 and the viewership by 1.5 million.