This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw saw its viewership and the key demo drop big against strong sports competition.
According to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics, the episode drew an average of 1.582 million viewers on the USA Network, which is down from the 1.857 million viewers last week. The 18-49 demo saw the average rating be 0.42, which is up from the 0.52 rating.
The 18-49 demos saw hour one have 0.44 then 0.42 in hour two, and 0.39 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:
Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.641 million – last week: 1.949
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.516 million – last week: 1.902
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.588 million – last week: 1.721
This was the lowest viewed episode of Raw since the July 5th edition that did 1.472 million viewers, which was the last show that was held inside of the ThunderDome and right before WWE went back on the road. It is also the lowest in the key demo.
Raw ranked #8 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, which is down as the #7 ranking last week. An NFL game was at the top of the chart in the key demo and drew over 11 million viewers on ESPN. Also, there were MLB playoff games that both did over 3 million viewers.
The episode featured Xavier Woods vs. Ricochet, Austin Theory vs. Jeff Hardy, Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch & Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Natalya vs. Dewdrop, Shayna Baszler vs. Dana Brooke, a face-to-face segment between WWE Champion Big E and Drew McIntyre, a tag team main event featuring The Usos and more.