The WWE RAW viewership numbers are in.
Monday’s edition of WWE RAW averaged 2.030 million viewers in Lexington, KY at the Rupp Arena on the USA Network, which is down from the 2.385 million viewers the previous week.
Here is the hourly viewership breakdown, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:
- Hour 1: 2.218 million – Last Week: 2.550
- Hour 2: 2.059 million – Last Week: 2.409
- Hour 3: 1.814 million – Last Week: 2.195
The episode was expected to decrease in its viewership from last week. The reason for that is due to the competition it faced despite the company building up several matches as well as an appearance by WWE Champion Brock Lesnar alongside Paul Heyman.
Here is the hourly 18-49 demos breakdown:
- Hour 1: 0.66 – Last Week: 0.78
- Hour 2: 0.61 – Last Week: 0.75
- Hour 3: 0.56 – Last Week: 0.70
The biggest competition that WWE RAW faced came in the way of the college championship football game on ESPN between LSU and Clemson that did
25,004 million viewers.
Some of the matches that took place include Drew McIntyre defeats AJ Styles and Randy Orton, Ricochet defeats Mojo Rawley, Charlotte Flair defeats Sarah Logan, Bobby Lashley (w/Lana) defeats Rusev, Aleister Black defeats Buddy Murphy, and AOP (Akam & Rezar) & Seth Rollins defeat Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe & The Big Show in the headliner.
There was also a segment with Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar, and R-Truth.
WWE will attempt to increase its viewership for RAW next week, which shouldn’t be an issue due to the competition that the show will face compared to this week with the NCAA National Football Championship game on ESPN that was expected to draw big ratings.
Also, next’s week’s episode of RAW, which is going to be held in Wichita, KS at the Intrust Bank Arena, will be an important show. It will serve as the go-home edition of RAW for the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.