WWE ‘Raw,’ ‘SmackDown’ Finish Week as Most Social TV Shows

The WWE’s two primetime franchises WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE SmackDown! pinned down the most social media interactions of any television shows last week, according to Nielsen.

USA's 'WWE Monday Night Raw' drew more than 2.6 social media interactions last week.

USA's 'WWE Monday Night Raw' drew more than 2.6 social media interactions last week.

The pro wrestling outfit’s Jan. 14 WWE Monday Night Raw telecast drew 2.6 million combined Facebook, Twitter and Instagram interactions during the week of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, according to Nielsen’s weekly Social Content Ratings report. The WWE’s Jan. 15 SmackDown! episode finished second for the week with 1.4 million interactions.

NBC’s America’s Got Talent was third with 1.2 million interactions, followed by The CW’s Riverdale and NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, according to Nielsen.

Sunday’s two NFL Championship playoff telecasts dominated social media chatter for live sports events during the week. CBS’s New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs AFC championship game garnered a whopping 10 million social media interactions, while Fox’s Los Angeles Rams-New Orleans Saints game pulled in some 7.1 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter interactions, according to Nielsen. 

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