Raw Ratings uptick for the episode the day after Royal Rumble, comparison to last two years, hourly drop-off, Monday ranking among all shows

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network, airing the day after the Royal Rumble, drew a 1.92 rating, the highest rating since Sept. 3 last year. Raw drew a 1.73 last week and a 1.89 the prior week.

It’s down from a year-ago rating of 2.37 and a two-years-ago rating of 2.49. The January average closed at 1.80, down from last year’s 2.29 average.

Raw’s three hours finished in the top three slots in last night’s cable ratings in the key 18-49 demographic, with ratings of 1.0, 1.0, and 0.9 beating out no. 4 show “Love & Hip Hop” on VH1 which drew half the viewership and only a 0.6 rating in the key demographic. WWE benefited from no football competition or NBA competition.

In hourly viewership, Raw began at 2.816 million, then dropped to 2.718 million min the second hour, and finally 2.575 in the third hour. That’s a first-to-third hour drop-off of 241,000, much better than last year’s steep drop-off of 697,000.

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