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RAW Ratings stagnant as the Road to WrestleMania marches on

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Less than two weeks before the “biggest WrestleMania of all time”, RAW’s ratings continue to  stagnate. The show started weak but the audience remained remarkably consistent throughout  the 3 hour broadcast, with a main event of Dean Ambrose facing Braun Strowman.

The average viewership was 3.4 million viewers, down about 2% from last week. It was down 19% from the same week last year but that’s not a fair comparison as it was the go-home show to  Mania, which was held a week earlier in 2015. Comparing to the week prior to the go-home show last year, Monday’s show was down 13% as RAW continues to be  down about 10% year over year.

After last week’s show saw the third hour as the highest rated  of the show, things returned to normal this week as Hour 3 was down slightly from the previous 2 hours, which were almost identical.

RAW was just underneath The O’Reilly Factor as  the most watched show on cable for the night as the FOX News show did 3,423,000 viewers. In the 18-49 ratings, RAW’s 3 hours were #2,3 and 4 on the night behind VH1’s Love and Hip Hop.

Here are viewership numbers for all 3 hours:

Hour 1 – 3,466,000

Hour 2 – 3,416,000

Hour 3 – 3,317,000