Average RAW & SmackDown Ratings For March, WWEShop Orders Increase

– WWE RAW averaged a 3.02 rating with 4.23 million viewers for the month of March 2015, down 2.6% in ratings and 2.1% in viewership from March 2014.

With the RAW after WrestleMania taking place in March this year instead of April, the data is not exactly apples to apples. Without the final post-WrestleMania edition of RAW included, RAW averaged a 2.86 rating with 3.94 million viewer in March 2015, down 7.7% in ratings and 8.8%  in viewers from March 2014.

By comparison, RAW averaged a 3.29 rating and 4.67 million viewers in March 2013.

– SmackDown’s averaged a 1.89 rating with 2.59 million viewers in 2015, down from March 2014’s average of 2.03 rating with 2.88 million viewers. SmackDown averaged a 2.00 rating with 2.78 million viewers in March 2013. The increase in 2015 can partly be attributed to SmackDown now airing on Thursday nights, which traditionally does much better viewership than Fridays.

– averaged 1,433 orders per day in March 2015, up from 1,161 orders per day in March 2014. Back in March 2013, they averaged 903 orders per day, so things are definitely trending in the right direction there.

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(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)