WWE RAW Viewership Stays Under Two Million For New Year's Eve, 2018 RAW Totals, Impact Comparison

Monday's taped New Year's Eve edition of WWE RAW, featuring RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey and Natalya defeating Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka in the main event, drew 1.968 million viewers.

This week's viewership is up 11.8% from last week's 1.775 million viewers for the Christmas Eve episode, which was the lowest viewership in history. RAW aired on New Year's Day in 2018 and drew 2.865 million viewers. The last time RAW aired on New Year's Eve was in 2012. That show drew 3.55 million viewers, which was up 13% from the Christmas Eve episode the week before.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 2.035 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 1.752 million), the second hour drew 2.026 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 1.789 million) and the final hour drew 1.843 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 1.784 million).

RAW was #4 for the night in viewership on cable, for the second week in a row, behind the NC State vs. Texas A&M college football game, the Missouri vs. Oklahoma State college football game and the Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech college football game. RAW was #4 in the 18-49 demographic this week, for the third week in a row, behind the three college football games.

The NC State vs. Texas A&M game topped the night in the 18-49 demographic and in viewership this week with 5.142 million viewers. There was no NFL Monday Night Football game this week, breaking a 16-week run at #1 for the NFL. The Missouri vs. Oklahoma game came in at #2 in the 18-49 demographic with 3.830 million viewers, and SportsCenter Late came in at #3 on the Cable Top 150 with 1.936 million viewers.

ABC's NYE special drew 7.961 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while The Neighborhood drew 3.042 million viewers on CBS, the NBC Toast To 2018 special drew 4.570 million viewers, the Steve Harvey Live special on Fox drew 2.942 million viewers and CW's IHeartRadio Music special drew 627,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.

WWE's flagship show finished 2018 with a total of 149.628 million viewers over 53 episodes, an average of 2.823 million viewers per episode. This is down from the 2017 total of 156.971 million viewers over 52 episodes, with an average of 3.018 million viewers per episode.

To compare, Impact Wrestling finished the year with a total of 13.008 million viewers, an average of 250,154 viewers per episode. This is down from Impact's 2017 total of 16.147 million viewers, with an average of 311,000 viewers per episode. We will have the SmackDown 2018 totals tomorrow.

Below is our 2018 RAW Viewership Tracker with totals for the year:

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: 2.779 million viewers
July 30th Episode: 2.901 million viewers
August 6th Episode: 2.804 million viewers
August 13th Episode: 2.825 million viewers
August 20th Episode: 3.095 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 27th Episode: 2.877 million viewers
September 3rd Episode: 2.872 million viewers (Labor Day episode)
September 10th Episode: 2.740 million viewers
September 17th Episode: 2.672 million viewers (post-Hell In a Cell episode)
September 24th Episode: 2.350 million viewers
October 1st Episode: 2.302 million viewers
October 8th Episode: 2.374 million viewers (post-Super Show-Down episode)
October 15th Episode: 2.397 million viewers
October 22nd Episode: 2.548 million viewers
October 29th Episode: 2.472 million viewers (post-Evolution episode)
November 5th Episode: 2.441 million viewers (post-Crown Jewel episode, taped show from England)
November 12th Episode: 2.450 million viewers
November 19th Episode: 2.493 million viewers (post-Survivor Series episode)
November 26th Episode: 2.369 million viewers
December 3rd Episode: 2.285 million viewers
December 10th Episode: 2.194 million viewers
December 17th Episode: 2.547 million viewers (post-TLC episode)
December 24th Episode: 1.775 million viewers (Christmas Eve episode, taped)
December 31st Episode: 1.968 million viewers (New Year's Eve episode, taped)

2018 Total: 149.628 million viewers over 53 episodes
2018 Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers over 52 episodes
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

Source: ShowBuzz Daily

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