WWE Raw and Smackdown Live Viewership Both Down From Last Week

— Last night’s post-Royal Rumble edition of Raw generated an average of 3.379 million viewers for the 189-minute long show, down considerably from the week before but that was the hugely hyped Raw 25th Anniversary extravaganza.

— On the night, Raw finished #4 on cable in terms of total viewership but was #1, #2 and #3 (for hours one through three, respectively) in the 18-49 demographic rating.

— Hourly figures were:

    * Hour 1 – 3.662 million
    * Hour 2 – 3.461 million
    * Hour 3 – 3.061 million

— Despite coming off the Royal Rumble and all the mainstream media attention that WWE received from it, Tuesday’s Smackdown Live was down in viewership numbers generating an average of 2.509 million viewers. This continues a decreasing weekly trend.

— Smackdown’s second hour faced stiff competition as it went up against the State of Union address, which drew a monster 30+ million viewers across the various channels it aired on.

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