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WWE Raw ratings up slightly, fourth lowest viewership in show history

Raw last night averaged 1.74 million viewers, up 9,000 viewers from last week and making it the fourth lowest for the show in modern history.

The episode had the usual patterns with a normal level drop during the show.

Raw did a 0.53 in 18-49, up eight percent from last week even though viewership overall was almost identical. Raw tied for third place in the demo since news shows were at a much lower level than last week. Overall Raw was 23rd on cable for the night and fourth among non-news shows. 

The top two shows were episodes of 90 Day Fiance on TLC which did 3.36 million and 2.67 million viewers and 1.03 and 0.78 ratings in 18-49.

Raw was down 18.3 percent from the same week last year, but that show went head-to-head with an NBA playoff game that did 18.22 million viewers and was also the all-time non-holiday low up to that point in history, which shows how much the bottom number has dropped over the past year.

The first-to-third hour drops were 15 percent with women 18-49, 14 percent for men 18-49, 32 percent with teenage girls while teenage boys increased four percent from hour one to three and over 50 dropped nine percent.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 1.83 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 1.79 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 1.60 million viewers