Monday’s Superstar Shakeup edition of WWE RAW, one of the biggest shows of the year with SmackDown Superstars coming to the red brand, drew 2.665 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 2.923 million viewers for the post-WrestleMania 35 episode, which was the best RAW viewership since the post-SummerSlam 2018 episode, which drew 3.095 million viewers.
For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.760 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 3.182 million), the second hour drew 2.690 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.943 million) and the final hour drew 2.546 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 2.646 million).
RAW was #2 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Rachel Maddow Show, The Five, the NBA Playoffs game between the Nets and the 76ers, and the NBA Playoffs game between the Clippers and the Warriors. Hannity topped the night in viewership with 3.124 million viewers. RAW was #3 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 this week, behind both NBA games. The Nets vs. 76ers topped the Cable Top 150 and drew 2.846 million viewers.
American Idol on ABC drew 7.102 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while The Neighborhood drew 5.749 million viewers on CBS, The Voice drew 7.653 million viewers on NBC, The Resident drew 4.545 million viewers on Fox and CW’s DC Legends drew 978,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.
To compare, the 2018 Superstar Shakeup edition of RAW drew 3.622 million viewers, down from the 3.921 million viewers that the post-WrestleMania 34 RAW drew. The Shakeup RAW was #4 for the night in viewership last year.
Below is our 2019 RAW Viewership Tracker:
January 7 Episode: 2.324 million viewers
January 14 Episode: 2.722 million viewers
January 21 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
January 28 Episode: 2.703 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 4 Episode: 2.510 million viewers
February 11 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
February 18 Episode: 2.771 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 25 Episode: 2.922 million viewers
March 4 Episode: 2.783 million viewers
March 11 Episode: 2.819 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 18 Episode: 2.695 million viewers
March 25 Episode: 2.589 million viewers
April 1 Episode: 2.639 million viewers
April 8 Episode: 2.923 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 15 Episode: 2.665 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 22 Episode:
2018 Total: 149.628 million viewers over 53 episodes
2018 Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode
2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers over 52 episodes
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode