RAW Draws Lowest Viewership in History

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Source: WWE.com

This week’s edition of Monday Night RAW received its lowest viewership in history with an average of 2.470 million viewers.

The viewership is 8.8 percent lower than last week’s total (2.707 million) and has taken over as the least viewed RAW in history, passing the September 26, 2016 episode which also went up against the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump Presidental Debate and the Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.

The hourly numbers show a consistent dip between each hour as the first hour drew 2.582 million viewers. Hour 2 drew 2.508 million viewers and the final hour drew 2.320 million viewers.

Monday Night RAW ranked fourth in viewership on cable for the night behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and The Ingraham Show. RAW also ranked second in the 18-49 demographic, ranking only behind Love & Hip-Hop for the second consecutive week.

In 2018, Monday Night RAW is averaging 3.018 million viewers an episode and has surpassed 156 million viewers. The viewership numbers have been decreasing annually and could create a sense of worry in the WWE Universe, but WWE management has not been phased by the numbers in the past.

Monday Night RAW has peaked at 4.530 million viewers for RAW 25 on January 22, showing that interest for the company is still there but the inability to keep the fans from changing the channel could become an even bigger topic as the year goes on. The issue may fall upon deaf ears as WWE recently signed two massive deals to broadcast Monday Night RAW and Smackdown Live for $265 million a year combined.

All of the numbers above and the competing shows are all based on the statistics provided by ShowBuzz Daily.