Monday Night Raw ratings continue to plummet as the empty arena era of wrestling continues. This is unsurprising at this point as the numbers have continued to decline weekly due to the bland product WWE has been producing every Monday night since they’ve had to have empty arena shows. They dropped again this week. Raw once again does an all-time low in non-holiday viewership posting 1.82 million this week after having just 1.84 million last week.
The all-time record low in viewership for Raw was the Christmas Eve episode in 2018, which drew 1.78 million viewers. They are growing closer and closer to that number every week.
Though the overall rating is bad, the bad news comes again for their third-hour decline. The third hour saw the contract signing between Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins and a long, yet pretty entertaining, United States Championship match between Andrade and Apollo Crews. The third hour did just a 1.62 million rating and was the lowest viewership for a third hour in 25 years.
More bad news for Raw as the dropped in the coveted 18-49 demo, boasting a .56 last week and dropping to a .51 this week, down 16 percent from last year’s episode. Last year’s episode, at the time, set record-low numbers from having gone up against the NBA Playoffs.
Raw finished second in the 18-49 demo to Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta and finished 30th overall on the night in total viewers. Some silver lining, however; of the 29 shows that finished higher in viewership, 27 of them were new shows.
In the first to third hour drops Raw saw these drops in demos. Women 18-49 dropped 30 percent, men 18-49 dropped 21 percent, teenage girls dropped 36 percent, teenage boys dropped five percent, and over 50 dropped 11 percent.
Here is how the three hours finished:
- Hour 1: 1.95 Million
- Hour 2: 1.89 Million
- Hour 3: 1.62 Million
- WWE Monday Night RAW Viewership Numbers Down Once Again - April 29, 2020