This is the best RAW viewership since the post-SummerSlam 2018 episode, which drew 3.095 million viewers. It barely edged out the February 25 RAW from this year drew 2.922 million viewers for a show that had the returns of Roman Reigns and Batista.
While it was the best viewership of the year, it was down 25% from last year's post-WrestleMania RAW.
For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.182 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.788 million), the second hour drew 2.943 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.754 million) and the final hour drew 2.646 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.402 million), a 17% drop from hour 1 so the announced "Winner Take All" match didn't hold the audience.
RAW was #2 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Tucker Carlson Tonight. Tucker topped the night in viewership with 2.932 million viewers. RAW was #1 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 this week, for the second week in a row.
American Idol on ABC drew 6.492 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while Big Bang Theory drew 5.071 million viewers on CBS, The Voice drew 7.616 million viewers on NBC, The Resident drew 2.463 million viewers on Fox and CW's DC Legends drew 947,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.
The big winner on broadcast television was the NCAA tournament championship, which averaged 19.6 million viewers.
To compare, the RAW after WrestleMania 34 drew 3.921 million viewers, up from the previous week's 3.357 million viewers, and was #1 that night in viewership and the 18-49 demographic. The post-WrestleMania 33 RAW drew 3.767 million viewers while the post-WrestleMania 32 RAW drew 4.09 million viewers. The RAW after WrestleMania drew just over 5 million viewers in 2015 and 2014.
Below is our 2019 RAW Viewership Tracker:
January 7 Episode: 2.324 million viewers
January 14 Episode: 2.722 million viewers
January 21 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
January 28 Episode: 2.703 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 4 Episode: 2.510 million viewers
February 11 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
February 18 Episode: 2.771 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 25 Episode: 2.922 million viewers
March 4 Episode: 2.783 million viewers
March 11 Episode: 2.819 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 18 Episode: 2.695 million viewers
March 25 Episode: 2.589 million viewers
April 1 Episode: 2.639 million viewers
April 8 Episode: 2.923 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 15 Episode:
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