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WWE on A&E ratings: Biography down, Rivals up

Sundays' episode of WWE Rivals beat Biography in total viewers and in the 18-49 demo.

Sunday night's episode of Biography: WWE Legends (focused on the Bella Twins) averaged 420,000 viewers on A&E, down 29.3 percent from the previous week's Goldberg documentary. It's the lowest audience total of the 11 WWE Biography episodes that A&E has produced.

In the 18-49 demo, the Bellas Biography finished 30th on cable with a 0.12 rating, down 25 percent from last week. That's also the lowest demo rating the WWE Biography series has ever done. 

What was surprising is that the episode of WWE Rivals, chronicling the rivalry between "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock, finished ahead of Biography in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo. The WWE Rivals episode aired immediately after Biography.

The Rivals episode averaged 423,000 viewers, up 8.5 percent from the previous week. It's the highest audience for any of the three Rivals episodes to date. Rivals finished 20th on cable and was fifth in its time slot with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demo, up 36.4 percent from last week. That show has increased in both total viewers and 18-49 every week so far.

WWE Smack Talk, which airs after Rivals, averaged 212,000 viewers and drew a 0.07 rating in 18-49. That's down 10.5 percent in viewers but up 16.7 percent in 18-49 from the previous week. 

Listed below are the viewership totals and 18-49 demo ratings for both Biography and Rivals for each episode that has aired so far.