WWE RAW Viewership Down with King of the Ring Return, NFL Competition

Monday’s WWE RAW episode, featuring the kickoff to the King of the Ring tournament with Braun Strowman and WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins capturing the RAW Tag Team Titles from The OC in the main event, drew an average of 2.534 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is down from last week’s 2.729 million viewers for the post-SummerSlam episode, which was the best viewership since the RAW Reunion special on July 22, which drew 3.093 million viewers.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.546 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 2.772 million), the second hour drew 2.634 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 2.820 million) and the final hour drew 2.422 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 2.595 million).

RAW was #6 for the night in viewership on cable, behind NFL Pre-season football, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle and The Five. Hannity topped the night in viewership with 3.311 million viewers, ranking #20 on the Top 150. RAW was #2 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 this week, behind the NFL, which drew 3.011 million viewers.

The Bachelor In Paradise on ABC drew 4.780 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while The Neighborhood drew 3.344 million viewers on CBS, American Ninja Warrior drew 4.463 million viewers on NBC, Beat Shazam drew 2.605 million viewers on Fox and CW’s Penn & Teller show drew 1.251 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.

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: 2.374 million viewers
April 29 Episode: 2.158 million viewers
May 6 Episode: 2.244 million viewers
May 13 Episode: 2.349 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 20 Episode: 2.521 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 27 Episode: 2.190 million viewers (Memorial Day episode)
June 3 Episode: 2.405 million viewers
June 10 Episode: 2.125 million viewers (post-Super ShowDown episode)
June 17 Episode: 2.235 million viewers
June 24 Episode: 2.275 (post-Stomping Grounds episode)
July 1 Episode: 2.496 million viewers
July 8 Episode: 2.352 million viewers
July 15 Episode: 2.453 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 22 Episode: 3.093 million viewers (RAW Reunion episode)
July 29 Episode: 2.321 million viewers
August 5 Episode: 2.473 million viewers
August 12 Episode: 2.729 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 19 Episode: 2.534 million viewers
August 26 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

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