The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for this week’s show, and Monday’s episode of WWE’s flagship brand got a nice little bump in their audience for last night’s show. This week’s show, which featured all of the WWE TLC fallout, The Shield teaming up with AJ Styles, a Triple Threat to determine the captain of RAW’s Women’s Team at Survivor Series, and the invasion of RAW by Shane McMahon and the SmackDown Live roster, drew 2.953 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.688 million viewers.
While the numbers aren’t great by any means, and while WWE saw a huge drop in viewers from the first hour to the third hour (a drop of almost 800,000 viewers), any weekly increase has to be seen as a good thing. Obviously, people tuned in to see the fallout from TLC in the first hour, but they didn’t hang around to see the SmackDown Live roster invade during hour three.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
First Hour: 3.332 million viewers (2.728 million viewers last week)
Second Hour: 2.969 million viewers (2.731 million viewers last week)
Third Hour: 2.557 million viewers (2.606 million viewers last week)
RAW was #3 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind the NFL on ESPN and SportsCenter. RAW was #3 in the 18-49 demographic on cable this week, falling behind the NFL and SportsCenter. In the 18-49 demographic, RAW garnered a 1.03 cable rating for the night. This is up from last week’s .90 rating in the same demographic.