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ESPN airing of WWE WrestleMania 30 draws over 800,000 viewers


Sunday night's re-airing of WrestleMania 30 on ESPN averaged 839,000 viewers for the show headlined by Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship in a triple threat over Randy Orton and Batista.

It was the highest rated show on ESPN for the weekend, but with no live sports occurring in North America right now, it's not as impressive as it sounds. 

It's roughly the same number that the week five XFL game did, also airing in primetime on Sunday night on ESPN two weeks ago. That was the lowest any of the XFL games had done on ESPN. 

In comparison to UFC, it's lower than what a live show would normally do on that station, but it did beat a re-airing of UFC 244 that was shown on Saturday night. That UFC 244 re-airing averaged 725,000 viewers. 

In the 18-49 demo, the WrestleMania 30 special averaged a 0.31 rating and finished 30th for the night on cable. The UFC show the night before finished 40th in that demo with a 0.21 rating.