This is down 25% from last week's 3.093 million viewers for the RAW Reunion episode. This is also down from the last regular RAW episode, the post-Extreme Rules show on July 15, which drew 2.453 million viewers. It was the lowest audience for the show since the June 24th episode.
It was reported that this week's RAW was the episode with the most influence from new Executive Director Paul Heyman since he was hired for the job. This week's RAW had the Samoan Summit advertised ahead of time, plus RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss in a non-title match, plus Dolph Ziggler, and an appearance by WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
For this week's show, the first hour drew 2.407 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 3.019 million), the second hour drew 2.324 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 3.178 million) and the final hour drew 2.233 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 3.083 million).
RAW was #5 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, and The Ingraham Angle. RAW was #2 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 this week, behind Love & Hip-Hop. Love & Hip-Hop topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with just 1.896 million viewers. Hannity topped the night in viewership with 3.668 million viewers, but ranked #28 on the Cable Top 150.
The Bachelorette on ABC drew 7.222 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while Love Island drew 2.052 million viewers on CBS, American Ninja Warrior drew 4.661 million viewers on NBC, Beat Shazam drew 2.287 million viewers on Fox and CW's Penn & Teller show drew 1.154 million 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: 2.244 million viewers
May 13 Episode: 2.349 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 20 Episode: 2.521 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 27 Episode: 2.190 million viewers (Memorial Day episode)
June 3 Episode: 2.405 million viewers
June 10 Episode: 2.125 million viewers (post-Super ShowDown episode)
June 17 Episode: 2.235 million viewers
June 24 Episode: 2.275 (post-Stomping Grounds episode)
July 1 Episode: 2.496 million viewers
July 8 Episode: 2.352 million viewers
July 15 Episode: 2.453 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 22 Episode: 3.093 million viewers (RAW Reunion episode)
July 29 Episode: 2.321 million viewers
August 5 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