Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/02/06/second-hour-of-raw-draws-highest-of-the-three-overall-8-8-drop-from-last-week/
Monday’s episode of Raw from Des Moines, Iowa averaged approximately 3,080,000 viewers over the course of the three-hour program on the USA Network.
The average is an 8.8% drop from last week’s number that followed the Royal Rumble the night prior.
This week saw a rare occurrence of the second hour outdrawing the first hour, the first time that has occurred since a taped episode of Raw from November 6th last year in the U.K.
The first hour of this week’s show averaged 3,161,000 viewers and included the advertised match between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt to start the program.
The second hour saw a small jump of 1.6% to 3,212,000 viewers and then experienced a drop of 13% in the third hour, with this week’s final hour averaging 2,793,000 viewers.
The show concluded with a three-way match between John Cena, Braun Strowman, and Elias.