Monday’s edition of WWE RAW from Des Moines, IA at the Wells Fargo Arena averaged 2.374 million viewers, down from 2.665 million the previous week. This marks the second lowest viewership number of the year only behind the January 7 show, which averaged 2,324,000 viewers.
Here is the hourly viewership breakdown, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:
- Hour 1: 2.68 million
- Hour 2: 2.296 million
- Hour 3: 2.146 million
The episode was expected to drop in viewership as last week’s show was the first night of the Superstar Shakeup for the red brand.
This episode finished fifth for the night in total viewers on cable. WWE did have to go up against to two NBA Playoff Games that had an impact on RAW’s viewership.
RAW featured an appearance by Triple H to start off the show. Some of the matches that took place include two WWE Universal Title #1 Contendership Qualifying Triple Threat Matches, Naomi vs. Billie Kay, Cesaro vs. Cedric Alexander, Becky Lynch vs. Alicia Fox, Robert Roode vs. Ricochet, and AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin in the main event.
WWE will attempt to rebound with its viewership for RAW next week. In case you missed the show, you can check out the seven takeaways here.
Watch: Top 10 Moments from Monday’s RAW (4.22.19)