Raw Rating: Key metrics and perspective on viewership for post-Summerslam episode including where it placed in overall cable rankings

By Wade Keller, editor


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Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network drew a 2.13 rating, up from the 1.96 rating the last two weeks. It’s the highest rating since the Apr. 30 episode of Raw which closed out the WrestleMania season viewership boost. Last night’s episode was the day after a major Summerslam event including the crowning of Roman Reigns as the new Universal Champion and Ronda Rousey as the new WWE Raw Women’s Champion.

The hour viewership numbers were: 3.110 million first hour, 3.241 million second hour, and 2.936 third hour. The first-to-third hour dropoff was 174,000 the highest since July 16, but about 120,000 less than the 2018 average dropoff.

Raw’s viewership for each hour finished no. 4, no. 1, and no. 3 respectively in overall cable ratings among the key demo of 18-49 year old adults. In overall viewers, it also finished no. 4, no. 1, and no. 3 with “Hannity” on Fox News finishing in the no. 2 spot in overall viewers, only four thousand viewers below Raw’s peak second hour.

This week’s rating is below the year-ago rating of 2.29 and the two-years-ago rating of 2.34.

The average Raw rating for 2018 so far is 2.09. Through this week of 2017, the average rating was 2.12. Two years ago the average rating at this point was 2.35.

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