Monday’s edition of WWE RAW from Bakersfield, CA at the Rabobank Arena averaged 2.334 million viewers, which is down from 2.570 million the previous week.
Here is the hourly viewership breakdown, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:
- Hour 1: 2.443 million – Last Week: 2.701
- Hour 2: 2.330 million – Last Week: 2.592
- Hour 3: 2.230 million – Last Week: 2.416
The episode was expected to increase slightly in viewership due to it being the post-Hell in a Cell show, which historically gets a bump. However, it was a lame-duck show due to the upcoming draft.
The biggest competition that WWE RAW faced came in the way of an NFL regular-season game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers that aired on ESPN did 11.125 million viewers.
For comparison, the same episode last year drew 2.533 million viewers for hour one, 2.388 in the second hour, and 2.200 in the third hour.
Some of the matches that took place include Natalya defeats Lacey Evans in a Last Woman Standing Match, The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) defeat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) defeat Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair, and Ricochet defeats Apollo Crews.
The show also featured an appearance by Tyson Fury as he got into a brawl with Braun Strowman at the end of the show to further their feud.