2/22 Raw TV Ratings post-PPV, plus historical hourly drop

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Monday’s Raw following the Fast Lane PPV fell in-between Daniel Bryan Raw and post-Royal Rumble Raw among the three most-watched episodes of the year. The other big story was the largest drop in viewership from the second to third hour in three-hour Raw history.

WWE Raw TV Ratings Tracking

February 22: Raw scored a 2.73 rating, up 10 percent from a 2.48 rating last week leading into Fast Lane.

Raw’s three highest-rated shows of the year:

  • Jan. 25: 2.93 rating post-Rumble
  • Feb. 22: 2.73 rating post-Fast Lane/Shane McMahon Return
  • Feb. 8: 2.65 rating for Daniel Bryan Retirement Raw

– Raw’s three hours averaged 3.884 million viewers, up 12 percent from last week’s show leading into Fast Lane.

It was the second-most viewers of the year behind post-Royal Rumble Raw and edged out Daniel Bryan’s Retirement show. Both of these shows had a similar issue – big third-hour decline.

  • First Hour: 4.201 million viewers for an hour featuring an uninterrupted 30-minute opening segment.
  • Second Hour: 4.055 million viewers.
  • Third Hour: 3.396 million viewers, a loss of about 650,000 viewers (16.3 percent decline) from the second hour.

It was the largest drop in viewers from the second to third hour in the history of three-hour Raws dating back to July 2012.

The previous high was 15.5 percent for an episode in November 2012. More recently, the D-Bryan retirement show two weeks ago declined 13.8 percent from the second to third hour.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Raw increased across the board from last week, but there was not a huge week-to-week jump like the D-Bryan Retirement Raw two weeks ago.

Monday’s Raw ranked #3 among the Big Three most-watched Raws of the year in the key demos.

Adults 18-49

  • Post-Rumble: 1.49 rating
  • D-Bryan Raw: 1.36 rating
  • Post-Fast Lane: 1.31 rating

Males 18-34

  • Post-Rumble: 1.90 rating
  • D-Bryan Raw: 1.74 rating
  • Post-Fast Lane: 1.62 rating

Males 18-49

  • Post-Rumble: 1.95 rating
  • D-Bryan Raw: 1.79 rating
  • Post-Fast Lane: 1.70 rating


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