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ESPN airing of WWE WrestleMania 32 averages 720,000 viewers


Sunday night's airing of WrestleMania 32 from 2016 averaged 720,000 viewers on ESPN, down 14 percent from last weekend's WrestleMania 30 replay on the same network. 

Like last week, it was the highest viewed program on ESPN for the week with no live sports taking place.

There was other sports programming such as replays of NCAA tournament basketball, PGA Golf, NASCAR, and Super Bowl replays on other networks that beat it. 

In terms of pro wrestling, the WrestleMania 32 replay was beat out in the sports rankings by Friday's SmackDown on FOX, which was the top rated sports programming of the week, and AEW Dynamite on TNT Wednesday night. For the purposes of TV ratings, Raw and NXT are included as entertainment instead of sports. 

The WrestleMania 32 replay drew a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demo, finishing 38th on cable TV in that category on Sunday. Not counting news-related programming, the show would've finished 14th.

WrestleMania 35 from last year will air on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday (April 5).