Raw Rating: Viewership dips sharply and Raw falls out of top spot in key adult demo, key metrics and perspective

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


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Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw (3/26) drew a 1.80 rating, down from last week’s 1.94 and the prior week’s 1.97 rating. The March average closes at 1.92, up from February’s average of 1.88 and January’s 1.80.

The first hour of Raw drew 2.700 million viewers, the second hour drew 2.655 million viewers, and the third hour drew 2.402 million viewers. That’s a first-to-third hour drop-off of 298,000 viewers, below the average to date in 2019 of 397,000 viewers.

The rating one year ago this week was 2.29. The rating two years ago was 2.24.

In cable ratings, Raw finished well behind Fox News programming in total viewers, which drew 4.005 million for Hannity, 3.886 million for Tucker Carlson Tonight, and 3.356 million for The Ingram Angle. However, among the coveted 18-49 demographic, Raw’s three hours finished in positions 2, 3, and 4 with 0.9 ratings in that demographic, just behind VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” which drew a 1.0 rating in that demo.


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