WWE RAW Ends Four-Week Run at #1

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Monday’s live edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 2.005 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 1.37% from last week’s 1.978 million viewers.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.055 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 1.968 million), the second hour drew 2.044 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.086 million) and the final hour drew 1.917 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.879 million).

Monday’s RAW drew a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up 3.77% from last week’s 0.53 key demo rating. That 0.55 key demo rating represents 717,000 18-49 viewers, which is up 3.76% from the 691,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.53 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

RAW ranked #2 for the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.55 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is down from last week’s #1 ranking, and the end of a four-week streak at #1 for WWE’s flagship show. The NFL Pre-season game on ESPN between the Falcons and the Jets topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.61 key demo rating, also drawing 2.289 million viewers. The Five on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with an average of 3.428 million viewers, also drawing a 0.19 key demo rating.

RAW ranked #9 for the night in viewership on cable this week, behind The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, Special Report with Bret Baier, the Jets vs. Falcons NFL Pre-season game, and The Ingraham Angle. This is even with last week’s #9 ranking for the night in viewership on cable.

Monday’s RAW drew the third-highest total audience of the year so far, and the third-highest key demo rating of the year so far, tied with the WrestleMania 38 go-home episode on March 28. Besides the NFL Pre-season games, there was no major sports competition for RAW this week. This week’s RAW viewership was up 1.37% from last week’s episode, while this week’s key demo rating was up 3.77% from last week.

The Bachelorette on ABC drew an average of 3.314 million viewers on broadcast TV at 8pm, while The Neighborhood drew 3.054 million viewers on CBS, American Ninja Warrior drew 2.888 million viewers on NBC, TMZ Investigates Richard Simmons drew 2.352 million viewers on FOX, CW’s Roswell drew 360,000 viewers, Telemundo’s Top Chef VIP drew 1.056 million viewers, and Univision’s Mexicana Y El Guero drew 981,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV. The Bachelorette on ABC drew the best key demo rating of the night on network TV, with a 0.76, while The Bachelorette also drew the best viewership of the night on network TV with 3.314 million viewers.

Monday’s RAW viewership was down 2.99% from the same week in 2021, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 14.06% from the same week in 2021. The 2021 episode was the post-SummerSlam show.

Monday’s RAW aired live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and had the following line-up advertised ahead of time – Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Dakota Kai and IYO SKY in a tournament match for the vacant WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, plus hometown returns by WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Edge, who faced Damian Priest in the main event.

Below is our 2022 RAW Viewership Tracker:

January 3 Episode: 1.716 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Day 1 episode)
January 10 Episode: 1.633 million viewers with a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 1.613 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 24 Episode: 1.766 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 31 Episode: 1.865 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 7 Episode: 1.387 million viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 14 Episode: 1.602 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 21 Episode: 1.825 million viewers with a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 28 Episode: 1.753 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 7 Episode: 1.775 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 14 Episode: 1.700 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 21 Episode: 1.770 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 28 Episode: 1.979 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WrestleMania RAW episode)
April 4 Episode: 2.101 million viewers with a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania 38 episode)
April 11 Episode: 1.803 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 18 Episode: 1.648 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 25 Episode: 1.614 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Randy Orton 20th Anniversary episode)
May 2 Episode: 1.581 million viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 9 Episode: 1.652 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania Backlash episode)
May 16 Episode: 1.737 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 23 Episode: 1.732 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 30 Episode: 1.497 million viewers with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 6 Episode: 1.872 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Hell In a Cell episode)
June 13 Episode: 1.695 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 20 Episode: 1.986 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 27 Episode: 1.951 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic (John Cena 20th Anniversary episode)
July 4 Episode: 1.563 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-MITB Independence Day episode)
July 11 Episode: 1.735 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 18 Episode: 1.765 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 25 Episode: 1.901 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary MSG episode)
August 1 Episode: 2.230 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-SummerSlam episode)
August 8 Episode: 1.956 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 15 Episode: 1.978 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 22 Episode: 2.005 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 29 Episode:

2021 Viewership Average: 1.756 million viewers per episode
2021 18-49 Key Demographic Rating Average: 0.50 per episode

2020 Viewership Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Viewership Average: 2.418 million viewers per episode

2018 Viewership Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Viewership Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

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