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Dark Side of the Ring draws third-best viewership in series history

While down slightly from last week, Dark Side of the Ring's Herb Abrams episode still drew the third-highest viewership in series history.

The Abrams documentary averaged 246,000 viewers on Vice TV last night, down from the 255,000 that last week's David Schultz episode drew. This season's two-hour premiere on Chris Benoit is the only Dark Side of the Ring documentary that has done better viewership than those two episodes.

Last night's Dark Side of the Ring drew a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demo. That's down from last week's 0.11.

For the second straight week, the After Dark post-show for last week's Dark Side of the Ring premiered leading into the new episode. The After Dark on Schultz episode averaged 72,000 viewers last night. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.03.

Here's a look at the ratings for Dark Side of the Ring season one and the season two episodes that have aired:

Season one --

  • Macho Man & Ms. Elizabeth -- 154,000 viewers, 0.06 rating in 18-49
  • The Montreal Screwjob -- 181,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49
  • Bruiser Brody -- 214,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49
  • The Von Erich family -- 234,000 viewers, 0.08 rating in 18-49
  • Gino Hernandez -- 225,000 viewers, 0.08 rating in 18-49
  • The Fabulous Moolah -- 200,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49

Season two --

  • Chris Benoit -- 320,000 viewers, 0.14 rating in 18-49
  • New Jack -- 229,000 viewers, 0.11 rating in 18-49
  • Brawl for All -- 226,000 viewers, 0.09 rating in 18-49
  • Jimmy Snuka and the death of Nancy Argentino: 209,000 viewers, 0.09 rating in 18-49
  • Dino Bravo -- 221,000 viewers, 0.10 rating in 18-49
  • David Schultz -- 255,000 viewers, 0.11 rating in 18-49
  • Herb Abrams -- 246,000 viewers, 0.10 rating in 18-49

The Road Warriors and Owen Hart are the subjects of the final two Dark Side of the Ring episodes of this season.