The numbers are in for the first-ever ALL IN special, and the news is pretty good.
In what turned out to be the highest rated show on the station for the entire day, the “Zero Hour” pre-show that led into the ALL IN pay-per-view this past Saturday night averaged 196,000 viewers on WGN America.
By comparison, last week’s episode of Impact Wrestling on Pop TV drew 225,000 viewers and Lucha Underground drew 168,000 viewers on the El Rey Network for their latest show. It’s worth noting, however, that they are established weekly shows that air in prime time, whereas the ALL IN pre-show aired at 6pm EST. in a brand new slot on a brand new station.
The “Zero Hour” pre-show averaged a 0.08 rating in the coveted 18-49 year old demographic, and finished 85th for the day in that demo on all of cable television.
The ALL IN pre-show featured the Over Budget Battle Royal, which Flip Gordon won to earn a ROH World Championship shot against Jay Lethal on the PPV, as well as The Briscoe Brothers vs. SoCal Uncensored.