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Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network drew a 1.90 rating among live and same-night-DVR viewers, up from the 1.74, ad 1.70 ratings the previous two weeks and a little above the May average of 1.86. The ten week rolling average headed into this week was 2.08. The 2018 average so far is 2.16, above the 2.13 average through this week in 2017.
Two years ago this week, Raw drew a 2.03 rating, the lowest non-holiday rating in many years.
The first hour viewership was 2.751 million, followed by an increase to 2.812 in the second, and a relatively small drop in the third hour to 2.629. The first-to-third hour drop-off was just 122,000, among the three smallest of the year.
The third hour was more loaded with big names and big segments including Ronda Rousey-Nia Jax “Face-to-Face,” the Sami Zayn-Bobby Lashley obstacle course, and the Fatal Four-way main event with Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor vs. Bobby Roode.
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