The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for this week’s show, and Monday’s episode of WWE’s flagship brand was once again unable average 3 million viewers. This week’s show, which featured all of the fallout from Sunday’s No Mercy, the start of a program between The Miz and Roman Reigns over the Intercontinental Title, Mickie James confront RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman destroy everything and everyone in sight, and the Cruiserweight Division revolt against their new champion Enzo Amore, drew 2.923 million viewers. This is up slightly from last week’s 2.833 million viewers.
The uptick in viewers is expected for a RAW after a PPV, but when one looks at the hourly numbers, the huge drop off in the third hour doesn’t look good for WWE’s flagship show. It’s never a good sign when you lose almost half a million viewers from one hour to the next.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
First Hour: 3.121 million viewers (3.123 million viewers last week)
Second Hour: 3.081 million viewers (2.844 million viewers last week)
Third Hour: 2.568 million viewers (2.532 million viewers last week)
RAW was #4 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind the NFL on ESPN, SportsCenter, and Hannity. RAW was #4 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind the NFL, SportsCenter, and Love & Hip-Hop. In the 18-49 demographic, WWE’s flagship show drew a .98 cable rating. This is up from last week’s .92 cable rating in the same demographic.