Monday’s WWE RAW episode, featuring AJ Styles and WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins signing their Money In the Bank contract as the main event segment, drew 2.158 million viewers. This is down 9% from last week’s 2.375 million viewers.
This is the lowest non-holiday RAW viewership in history. The only shows to garner lower numbers were the 2018 New Year’s Eve and 2018 Christmas Eve taped episodes, which drew 1.968 million and 1.775 million viewers, respectively.
For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.336 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 2.680 million), the second hour drew 2.241 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.296 million) and the final hour drew 1.898 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 2.146 million).
This time last year, RAW averaged 3.066 million viewers, so the audience is down 30% from 2018.
RAW was #8 for the night in viewership on cable, behind the NBA Playoffs game between the Nuggets and the Trailblazers, the NBA Playoffs game between the 76ers and the Raptors, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Ingraham Angle. RAW was #4 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 this week, behind both NBA games and Love & Hip-Hop. The Nuggets vs. Trailblazers game topped the night in the 18-49 demographic with 3.638 million viewers. The Raptors vs. 76ers game topped the night in viewership with 3.829 million.
Show Must Go On on ABC drew 5.662 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while Big Bang Theory drew 5.533 million viewers on CBS, The Voice drew 7.238 million viewers on NBC, The Resident drew 5.158 million viewers on Fox and CW’s DC Legends drew 905,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.
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: 2.665 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 22 Episode: 2.374 million viewers
April 29 Episode: 2.158 million viewers
May 6 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