Monday’s edition of WWE RAW from averaged 2.279 million viewers, which is down from 2.334 million the previous week.
Here is the hourly viewership breakdown, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:
- Hour 1: 2.521 million – Last Week: 2.443
- Hour 2: 2.318 million – Last Week: 2.330
- Hour 3: 1.997 million – Last Week: 2.230
The episode was expected to increase slightly in viewership due to it being the second night of the draft, which historically gets a bump.
The biggest competition that WWE RAW faced came in the way of an NFL regular-season game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers that aired on ESPN did 13.339 million viewers. The show also went up against an MLB playoff game that did 3.652 on TBS.
For comparison, the same episode last year drew 2.490 million viewers for hour one, 2.482 in the second hour, and 2.216 in the third hour.
Some of the matches that took place include Becky Lynch defeats Charlotte Flair in the opener, The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) defeat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode to win the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships, Buddy Murphy defeats Cedric Alexander, and The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) defeat Lacey Evans & Natalya in the headliner.
The show also featured an appearance by Tyson Fury for a contract signing.