WWE Raw Ratings Report (4/22): Big dropoff last two weeks since Raw after Mania, comparison to year-ago numbers and year-to-date averages

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor



WWE Raw in Monday night (4/22) on USA Network averaged 1.610 million viewers, a big drop from 1.929 million last week and a massive drop from the Raw After WrestleMania episode two weeks ago which averaged 2.860 million.

The average this year through 17 weeks is 1.838 million. The lowest viewed episode of the year was Jan. 15, drawing 1.484 million.

The average through 17 weeks last year was 1.955 million, so Raw is down 117,000 viewers on average this year compared to last year.

On the bright side, the third hour which headlined with the women’s battle royal to crown a new WWE Women’s Champion held the audience better than any third hour in the previous 15 weeks with a dropoff of only 69,000. The average dropoff this year is 237,000.

In the key 18-49 demo, it drew a 0.52 rating, down from 0.61 last week and 0.83 two weeks ago. The average through 17 weeks is 0.58. The average through 17 weeks last year was 0.55, so this year the key demo is up 0.03.

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