This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw saw its viewership and the key demo increase.
According to Showbuzzdaily.com, the episode drew an average of 1.793 million viewers on the USA Network, which is up from the 1.670 million viewers last week. The 18-49 demo saw the average rating be 0.49, which is up from the 0.43 rating.
The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.51 then 0.51 in hour two, and 0.46 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:
Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.860 million – last week: 1.672
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.853 million – last week: 1.634
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.667 million – last week: 1.703
Raw ranked #6 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, which is down the #2 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.
The episode featured The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos in the opening bout, Natalya & Tamina defended vs. Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley, Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy, Big E’s WWE Championship win celebration, Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair appeared on Alexa’s Playground, Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler, and the main event of Reigns vs. Big E vs. Bobby Lashley in a non-title triple threat.
Before the show, WrestleVotes reported that if the show did strong ratings then it could bring change to the brand split rules with the belief that more top talent regularly appearing on both shows going forward.