According to several sources, the initial report suggesting that WWE's 8/13 WrestleMania 27 special on NBC took in 3.6 million viewers was not accurate.
In fact, the show actually took in closer to 2.06 million viewers and finished with a 1.28 broadcast rating.
The reason behind the initial ratings error is attributed to the fact that the final number counted all people watching the 9pm EST NBC time slot even though several major markets were airing pre-season NFL football and not the WrestleMania special. So while 3.6 million people were watching NBC at that time on 8/13, only 2.06 million of them were watching WrestleMania.
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