Last night’s WWE Raw drew record low numbers for a non-holiday show, generating an average of just 2.16 million viewers. The only shows that have done worse were the most recent Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve editions, both of which were taped. Raw did go up against the NBA playoffs but an alarmingly low number of people tuned in from the get go and things are not going to get any better as historically Raw starts to fall in viewership after WrestleMania until after the NBA playoffs conclude. This is also not a good sign for later in the year when football starts up again.
On the night, Raw was #8 in total viewership and #4, #5 and #6 in the 18-49 demographic. Year-over-year, Raw is down 29% from the 3.066 million in 2018. For comparison, the NBA playoffs were down approximately 18% from the same week last year.
Hourly figures are below, with an embarrassing low third hour:
- Hour One – 2.34 million viewers
Hour Two – 2.24 million viewers
Hour Three – 1.90 million viewers