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WWE ratings notes: SmackDown, corrected Raw number


- Last Friday night's episode of SmackDown averaged 1.928 million viewers on Fox, essentially the same number as the previous week. 

The show drew a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demo. That's the exact same rating as SmackDown did last week in that category. 

Year-over-year, SmackDown was down 11.1 percent in viewership. In 18-49, the show was down 16.7 percent year-over-year.

- Post Wrestling is reporting that -- according to internal data from WWE -- this Monday's Memorial Day edition of Raw averaged 1.557 million viewers, down 3.9 percent from last week. That's the second-lowest viewership in the history of the show.

PWTorch had reported that the third hour of Monday's Raw averaged a shockingly low 1.168 million viewers, but the internal ratings information obtained by Post Wrestling shows that hour three averaged 1.586 million viewers. That makes the third hour the most viewed hour for Monday's Raw. This is the first time since June 25, 2018 that the highest rated hour for an episode of Raw was the final hour.

Hour one of this week's Raw averaged 1.536 million viewers and hour two averaged 1.549 million viewers.

Raw drew a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 4.4 percent from last week. It's also the second lowest number in that category in the history of the show, trailing only the December 14, 2020 episode. 

Year-over-year, Raw was down 9.9 percent in viewership and 12.2 percent in 18-49.