WWE RAW Viewership Rebounds Strongly After Last Week's Historic Low Due To Strong First Hour

Monday's WWE RAW, featuring the fallout from Extreme Rules with Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins vs. Elias in the main event, drew 2.866 million viewers. This is up 16% from last week's 2.470 million viewers, which was a new viewership low for 2018 and the lowest RAW viewership in history, coming in under the 2.478 million viewers from the September 26th, 2016 episode, which went up against the Trump – Clinton Presidential Debate and Monday Night Football.


For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.118 million viewers (last week's hour 1 – 2.582 million), the second hour drew 2.859 million viewers (last week's hour 2 – 2.508 million) and the final hour drew 2.622 million viewers (last week's hour 3 – 2.320 million), a big 16% drop from the first hour. The first hour was the highest rated first hour since the April 16th episode, which featured the Superstar Shakeup.

RAW was #7 for the night in viewership on cable, behind the Home Run Derby on ESPN, Hannity, The Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Last Word and Special Report. RAW was #2 in the 18-49 demographic, behind the Home Run Derby.

The Derby also topped the night in viewership with 5.567 million viewers. The Bachelorette drew 6.312 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while TKO drew 2.573 million viewers, American Ninja Warrior drew 5.192 million viewers, So You Think You Can Dance drew 2.419 million viewers and Penn &Teller drew 1.398 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.


Below is our 2018 RAW Viewership Tracker:

January 1st Episode: 2.865 million viewers
January 8th Episode: 2.766 million viewers
January 15th Episode: 3.250 million viewers
January 22nd Episode: 4.530 million viewers (RAW 25)
January 29th Episode: 3.395 million viewers (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5th Episode: 3.055 million viewers
February 12th Episode: 3.105 million viewers
February 19th Episode: 3.282 million viewers
February 26th Episode: 3.180 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
March 5th Episode: 3.099 million viewers
March 12th Episode: 3.352 million viewers
March 19th Episode: 3.327 million viewers
March 26th Episode: 3.366 million viewers
April 2nd Episode: 3.357 million viewers
April 9th Episode: 3.921 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 34 episode)
April 16th Episode: 3.622 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23rd Episode: 3.104 million viewers
April 30th Episode: 3.066 million viewers
May 7th Episode: 2.689 million viewers (post-Backlash episode)
May 14th Episode: 2.741 million (taped show from London)
May 21st Episode: 2.668 million viewers
March 28th Episode: 2.494 million viewers
June 4th Episode: 2.525 million viewers
June 11th Episode: 2.730 million viewers
June 18th Episode: 2.903 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
June 25th Episode: 2.663 million viewers
July 2nd Episode: 2.707 million viewers
July 9th Episode: 2.470 million viewers
July 16th Episode: 2.866 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 23rd Episode:


2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode