WWE Raw Ratings Increase For Second Straight Week (12/28)

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Monday’s edition of WWE Raw averaged 1.769 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Last week’s show did 1.691 million viewers with a 0.53 rating.

Here’s the hourly viewership breakdown for Monday night:

  • The first hour did 1.886 million viewers and a 0.56 rating (A18-49).
  • The second hour did 1.783 million viewers and a 0.52 rating.
  • The final hour of the show had just 1.638 million viewers and a 0.47 rating.

This episode was expected to dip a little bit from last week because WWE usually gets a bump in viewership after pay-per-view events. Of course, last week’s show had the fallout from the final PPV event of the year, TLC. However, that didn’t happen. 

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It did go up against an NFL game on ESPN, which did 7.337 million viewers and another 7 million on ABC. 

WWE won’t have to go up against the NFL next week and they will likely pop a big rating for its Raw Legends Night next week. 

SmackDown Viewership

Friday’s SmackDown averaged 3.303 million viewers. This is up from the 1.030 million viewers on FS1 that the show did for the previous week.

SmackDown pulled in a 0.96 rating in the 18-49 demos, up from 0.30 rating as previous week’s show. The episode drew an average of 3.336 million viewers in the overnight ratings. The reason for such a spike in viewership is due to it having a lead-in from an NFL game. 

The first hour saw it pull in 4.097 million viewers while hour two did 2.574 million viewers. The show did 2.053 million viewers in hour one while hour two did 2.004  million viewers two weeks ago.