WWE RAW Viewership Back Up After Last Week’s Low Numbers


Monday’s WWE RAW episode, featuring Finn Balor defeating Kevin Owens in the main event, drew 2.525 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.494 million viewers, which was a new viewership low for 2018 and the second lowest RAW viewership in history. Besides last week’s historic low, this week’s show drew the lowest viewership since the September 26th, 2016 episode, which drew 2.478 million viewers and was opposed by the first Donald Trump – Hillary Clinton debate, as well as Monday Night Football.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.594 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 2.593 million), the second hour drew 2.593 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.591 million) and the final hour drew 2.390 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 2.300 million).

RAW was #5 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Hannity, Rachel Maddow, Tucker Carlson and The Ingraham Angle. RAW was #2 for the night in the 18-49 demographic, behind Love & Hip-Hop.

Hannity topped the night in viewership on cable with 3.317 million viewers. There was no competition from the NBA last night but the NHL Playoffs averaged 4.715 million viewers on broadcast TV.

Below is our 2018 RAW Viewership Tracker:

January 1st Episode: 2.865 million viewers

January 8th Episode: 2.766 million viewers

January 15th Episode: 3.250 million viewers
January 22nd Episode: 4.530 million viewers (RAW 25)
January 29th Episode: 3.395 million viewers (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5th Episode: 3.055 million viewers
February 12th Episode: 3.105 million viewers
February 19th Episode: 3.282 million viewers
February 26th Episode: 3.180 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
March 5th Episode: 3.099 million viewers
March 12th Episode: 3.352 million viewers
March 19th Episode: 3.327 million viewers
March 26th Episode: 3.366 million viewers
April 2nd Episode: 3.357 million viewers
April 9th Episode: 3.921 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 34 episode)
April 16th Episode: 3.622 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23rd Episode: 3.104 million viewers
April 30th Episode: 3.066 million viewers
May 7th Episode: 2.689 million viewers (post-Backlash episode)
May 14th Episode: 2.741 million (taped show from London)
May 21st Episode: 2.668 million viewers
March 28th Episode: 2.494 million viewers
June 4th Episode: 2.525 million viewers
June 11th Episode:

2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

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