8/15 Raw TV Ratings are in – Week 2 vs. Olympics improves, third hour drags down show

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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August 15: WWE Raw scored a 2.12 TV rating on Monday, improving on a big drop to a 2.05 rating last week. Raw is still down from the 2.3-range of the first two weeks of the brand split.

The second Raw against the Olympics also improved by about the same margin in the key demographic ratings.

The overall rating, males 18-34, adults 18-49, and males 18-49 were still down significantly from where Raw was at the beginning of the brand split, though. There is a likely rebound coming for post-Summerslam Raw next Monday.

– Raw’s three hours drew nearly the exact same audience as last week’s show against Week 1 of the Olympics.

Raw averaged 2.915 million viewers, essentially even with 2.911 million viewers last week.

It’s the first time in Raw’s modern-era that back-to-back shows drew fewer than 3.0 million viewers.

  • First Hour: 2.879 million viewers (down 71,000 vs. last week)
  • Second Hour: 3.083 million viewers (up 109,000 vs. last week)
  • Third Hour: 2.784 million viewers (down 25,000 vs. last week)

The second hour kept Raw at/slightly above last week’s audience. But, the third hour really hurt the show this week.

The third hour declined 9.7 percent from the second hour, which was the biggest drop in two months going back to Raw against the NBA Finals.

Overall, it marks 22 consecutive weeks that Raw’s third hour viewership has declined from the second hour.

1 Comment on 8/15 Raw TV Ratings are in – Week 2 vs. Olympics improves, third hour drags down show

  1. So Lesnar’s appearance on Raw’s 2nd hour drew an increase of 3x less than the average Impact rating for that hour. Keep earning those millions of $s Crock Lesnar.

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