The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for this week’s show, and Monday’s episode of WWE’s flagship show wasn’t able to draw 3 million viewers for the Labor Day episode. This week’s show, which featured more drama between John Cena and Roman Reigns, more build up to No Mercy, and a main event that saw Braun Strowman take on The Big Show in a Cage Match as the main event, drew 2.932 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 3.304 million viewers.
The drop in viewers this week isn’t a big surprise. Viewership almost always drops on holidays, and Monday night was no exception. RAW was quality this week, with the No Mercy build moving along nicely, but even that couldn’t keep the viewers tuned in for all 3+ hours of the show.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
First Hour: 3.069 million viewers (3.384 million viewers last week)
Second Hour: 2.978 million viewers (3.684 million viewers last week)
Third Hour: 2.750 million viewers (3.163 million viewers last week)
RAW was #2 in viewership and #2 in the 18-49 demographic for the night on cable, falling behind college football on ESPN. In the coveted 18-49 demographic, RAW drew a 1.04 cable rating. This is down from last week’s 1.16 cable rating in the same demographic.