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WWE Raw ratings up following last week's near record low numbers

Sources: Sports Business Journal and PWTorch

Last night's edition of Monday Night Raw averaged 1.64 million viewers on the USA Network, up 5.3 percent from last week. It's the best viewership number Raw has drawn since May 17.

Raw drew a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demo last night, up 11.6 percent from last week. That tied the May 17 episode for Raw's best number in that category since May 10.

Last week's Raw had drawn the second lowest viewership and the second lowest 18-49 rating in the history of the show.

Last night's Raw averaged 1.667 million viewers in the first hour and had better-than-usual audience retention throughout. The second hour dropped to 1.651 million viewers, with the third hour then averaging 1.602 million viewers.

Aside from last week's Memorial Day edition of Raw (where Raw's third hour was actually the most viewed), last night was just the second time in 2021 that the drop from the second to third hour was less than three percent of the viewership.

Year-over-year, Raw was down 5.6 percent in overall viewers. The show was also down 9.4 percent in 18-49.