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WWE RAW Viewership Up for This Week, Key Demo Rating Down

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Monday’s live edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 1.978 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 1.12% from last week’s 1.956 million viewers.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 1.968 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 1.953 million), the second hour drew 2.086 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.046 million) and the final hour drew 1.879 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.868 million).

Monday’s RAW drew a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is down 1.85% from last week’s 0.54 key demo rating. That 0.53 key demo rating represents 691,000 18-49 viewers, which is down 1.28% from the 700,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.54 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

RAW ranked #1 for the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.53 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is even with last week’s #1 ranking, and the two weeks before that. While RAW topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.53 key demo rating, The Five on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with an average of 3.598 million viewers, also drawing a 0.23 key demo rating.

RAW ranked #9 for the night in viewership on cable this week, behind The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, Jesse Watters Primetime, Special Report with Bret Baier, The Ingraham Angle, and Gutfeld!. This is up from last week’s #11 ranking for the night in viewership on cable.

Monday’s RAW drew the fifth-highest total audience of the year so far, and the fifth-highest key demo rating of the year so far. There was no major sports competition for RAW this week. This week’s RAW viewership was up 1.12% from last week’s episode, while this week’s key demo rating was down 1.85% from last week.

The Bachelorette on ABC drew an average of 3.293 million viewers on broadcast TV at 8pm, while The Neighborhood drew 3.151 million viewers on CBS, American Ninja Warrior drew 2.909 million viewers on NBC, Don’t Forget The Lyrics drew 1.534 million viewers on FOX, CW’s Roswell drew 486,000 viewers, Telemundo’s Top Chef VIP drew 919,000 viewers, and Univision’s Mexicana Y El Guero drew 1.013 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV. The Bachelorette on ABC drew the best key demo rating of the night on network TV, with a 0.76, while The Bachelorette also drew the best viewership of the night on network TV with 3.293 million viewers.

Monday’s RAW viewership was up 6.52% from the same week in 2021, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 3.63% from the same week in 2021.

Monday’s RAW aired live from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, and had the following line-up advertised ahead of time – WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley defending against AJ Styles in a first-time-ever match, Riddle’s return interview, and Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop in a first round match for the tournament to crown new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. The main event ended up being Theory vs. Dolph Ziggler.

Below is our 2022 RAW Viewership Tracker, along with the WWE Top 10 video for Monday’s show:

January 3 Episode: 1.716 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Day 1 episode)
January 10 Episode: 1.633 million viewers with a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 1.613 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 24 Episode: 1.766 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 31 Episode: 1.865 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 7 Episode: 1.387 million viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 14 Episode: 1.602 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 21 Episode: 1.825 million viewers with a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 28 Episode: 1.753 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 7 Episode: 1.775 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 14 Episode: 1.700 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 21 Episode: 1.770 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 28 Episode: 1.979 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WrestleMania RAW episode)
April 4 Episode: 2.101 million viewers with a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania 38 episode)
April 11 Episode: 1.803 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 18 Episode: 1.648 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 25 Episode: 1.614 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Randy Orton 20th Anniversary episode)
May 2 Episode: 1.581 million viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 9 Episode: 1.652 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania Backlash episode)
May 16 Episode: 1.737 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 23 Episode: 1.732 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 30 Episode: 1.497 million viewers with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 6 Episode: 1.872 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Hell In a Cell episode)
June 13 Episode: 1.695 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 20 Episode: 1.986 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 27 Episode: 1.951 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic (John Cena 20th Anniversary episode)
July 4 Episode: 1.563 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-MITB Independence Day episode)
July 11 Episode: 1.735 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 18 Episode: 1.765 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 25 Episode: 1.901 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary MSG episode)
August 1 Episode: 2.230 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-SummerSlam episode)
August 8 Episode: 1.956 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 15 Episode: 1.978 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 22 Episode:

2021 Viewership Average: 1.756 million viewers per episode
2021 18-49 Key Demographic Rating Average: 0.50 per episode

2020 Viewership Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Viewership Average: 2.418 million viewers per episode

2018 Viewership Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Viewership Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

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