WWE RAW Viewership, Demo Rating Drop To Lowest Numbers Since July On 10/11
WWE RAW viewership substantially dropped on October 11.
Using the numbers from Showbuzz Daily, Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reports that 1.582 million viewers watched the show on Monday night; he also notes that RAW drew a 0.42 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. Overall, RAW ranked eighth on cable on Monday.
Both of these numbers are significantly down from last week, when 1.86 million viewers watched the show, and it drew a 0.52 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. The October 4 episode was the second night of the WWE Draft, so a decline in viewership this week was somewhat likely.
The hourly breakdown is as follows:
Hour One: 1.588 million viewwers; 0.39 in 18 to 49 demographic
Hour Two: 1.641 million viewers; 0.44 in 18 to 49 demographic
Hour Three: 1.516 million viewers; 0.42 in 18 to 49 demographic
Thurston notes that the October 11 viewership and demograpic rating are the show’s lowest since July 5. RAW went up against Monday Night Football and two MLB playoff games this week.
Both total viewership and the demo rating were the lowest since July 5, just before the return to touring.
Raw was opposed by Monday Night Football on ESPN, as usual, and also two MLB playoff games on TBS and FS1.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 12, 2021
This week’s show featured two star-studded tag team matches. First, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair faced Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair; in the main event, WWE Champion Big E and Drew McIntyre failed to coexist against the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Usos.
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