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Last night’s (4/30) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network drew a 2.14 rating, which is up from last week’s 2.09, but otherwise the lowest rating since March 6. It is below the April average of 2.33, below the 2018 average so far of 2.26, and below the ten week rolling average headed into this week of 2.28.
Raw remains above year-ago ratings most weeks. One year ago Raw drew a 1.99, compared to the 2.14 this week. Raw remains below ratings from two years ago, though, which was 2.35.
The first hour drew 3.136 million viewers and the second hour drew 3.184 million. The third hour dropped to 2.878, a first-to-third dropoff of 258,000 which is below the 427,000 average dropoff so far in 2018 headed into this week.
This week’s this hour opened with the conclusion of the six-man tag match with Braun Strowman & Roman Reigns & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn & Jinder Mahal, closed with a main event of Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor in an Intercontinental Title match, and also featured Ronda Rousey at ringside for Natalya in her match against Mickie James.
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