WWE RAW Viewership Up With Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss Main Event

Monday's live WWE RAW episode, featuring Alexa Bliss vs. RAW Women's & WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Asuka in the main event, drew an average of 1.855 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is up from last week's 1.819 million viewers.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 1.991 million viewers (last week's hour 1 – 2.024 million), the second hour drew 1.875 million viewers (last week's hour 2 – 1.802 million) and the final hour drew 1.697 million viewers (last week's hour 3 – 1.632 million).

This is the first week where RAW had no football competition. Last Monday was dominated by the College Football Championship game, and the NFL regular season wrapped the week before that. It will be interesting to see if RAW viewership increases as it usually does now that there is no weekly football competition.

RAW ranked #34 for the night in viewership on cable, up from last week's #38 spot, and behind Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Anderson Cooper 360, Last Word, The Five, Cuomo Prime Time, Situation Room at 5pm, Erin Burnett Outfront, Deadline: White House, Hannity, Reidout, CNN Tonight at 10pm, Situation Room at 6pm, 11th Hour, Beat, All In, Special Report, Lead with Jake Tapper, CNN Newsroom at 3pm, CNN Newsroom at 2pm, CNN Newsroom at 1pm, The Ingraham Angle, CNN Newsroom at 12pm, the Warriors vs. Lakers NBA game, CNN Newsroom at 11am, the Bucks vs. Nets NBA game, CNN Newsroom at 10am, CNN Tonight at 11pm, MTP Daily, MSNBC Live at 10am, FOX News Primetime, MSNBC Live at 2pm, and MSNBC Live at 3pm.

RAW ranked #3 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with an average 18-49 demographic rating of 0.60, up from last week's #5 ranked 0.55. The NBA game on TNT between the Lakers and the Warriors topped the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.91 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, drawing 2.318 million viewers. Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC topped the night on cable in viewership with 4.083 million, ranking #13 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.36 rating in the key demo.

The Bachelor on ABC drew an average of 5.002 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while The Neighborhood drew 6.087 million viewers on CBS, Ellen's Game of Games drew 3.230 million viewers on NBC, 911 drew 7.193 million viewers on FOX and CW's All American Stories drew 1.053 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.

Below is our 2021 RAW Viewership Tracker:

January 4 Episode: 2.128 million viewers with a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Legends Night episode)
January 11 Episode: 1.819 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 18 Episode: 1.855 million viewers with a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 25 Episode:

2020 Total: 97.744 million viewers over 52 episodes
2020 Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Total: 125.746 million viewers over 52 episodes
2019 Average: 2.418 million viewers per 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