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Monday’s WWE Raw continued a five-week TV Ratings decline since Fast Lane in February.
WWE Raw TV Ratings Tracking
March 21: Raw scored a 2.44 rating, down three percent from a 2.51 rating last week.
The overall TV rating has steadily dropped each week since the Raw after Fast Lane…
- Feb. 22: 2.73 rating (post-Fast Lane/Shane return)
- Feb. 29: 2.63 rating
- Mar. 7: 2.59 rating
- Mar. 14: 2.51 rating
- Mar. 21: 2.44 rating
Overall for the year, Raw is averaging a 2.55 rating through 12 weeks, down 12 percent from a 12-week ratings average of 2.91 to start 2015.
– Monday’s three hours averaged 3.399 million viewers, down two percent (about 60,000 viewers) from last week’s show. Hourly Break Down:
- First Hour: 3.466 million viewers (nearly the same as last week
- Second Hour: 3.416 million viewers (up slightly from last week)
- Third Hour: 3.317 million viewers (down 200,000 viewers from last week)
The big difference between this week and last week was a decline in third hour viewership. Last week’s third hour included Triple H vs. Dolph Ziggler and Vince-Shane-Undertaker in the final segment. This week’s third hour was centered on Vince McMahon making a WM32 announcement and a cold Dean Ambrose vs. Braun Strowman match.
– DEMOGRAPHICS: The key demographics are perhaps the most concerning of all two weeks before WrestleMania.
Raw fell off the board in males 18-34. M18-34 declined two-tenths of a rating to easily the lowest TV rating of the year.
Raw also lost one-tenth of a rating in adults 18-49 to the lowest a18-49 rating of the year.
Males 18-49 fell one-tenth, as well, and tied for the lowest m18-49 rating of the year.