ShowBuzzDaily.com, which has become the go to source for breaking news on TV ratings/viewership figurees, has posted the numbers for last night (February 17, 1016), and the numbers therein are good news for Lucha Underground. This week’s episode on El Rey Network drew 152,000 viewers in its first run time slot, up from 136,000 last week. The rating in the key adult demographics was 0.06, and for what may be the first time, Lucha Underground made the list of the top 150 shows on cable for the night at #140. College basketball on ESPN was the pay TV winner for the night with 2.86 million viewers.
While Lucha Underground’s ratings are not great numbers in the grand scheme of television, it’s clear that the show has a following and continues to pick up momentum. That said, in terms of overall viewership, they’re still behind the first season due to the loss of the Spanish language broadcast on Unimas (the network formerly known as Telefutura). The Spanish version was consistently in the 200,000 viewer range on a much stronger network. It’s still unclear why Unimas dropped the show, and it’s locked a lot of people out from watching since El Rey has such limited distribution.