Originally published at TV Ratings: Raw tops cable chart, A&E Biography on Booker T.
WWE Raw topped Monday’s cable chart yet again maintaining an identical rating in the 18-49 demographic from the previous week.
Monday’s show, featuring a WrestleMania rematch between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre, averaged 1,817,000 viewers with a 0.53 in the 18-49 demo. Viewers dropped by 3 percent while the demo was even with last week’s rating.
Over the previous four episodes, Raw averaged 1,895,000 and 0.58, so this show did underperform from its last month’s performance.
The show began with 1,912,000 viewers with 0.55 in the key demo and was its most-watched hour of Raw since April 19th. In the second hour, it fell with 1,828,000 viewers and 0.54 in the demo. The third hour saw a drop to 1,710,000 viewers and 0.51. From start to finish, Raw dropped 10.5 percent in overall viewers and 7.3 percent in the 18-49 demo.
The largest fluctuations compare with last week were among women 18-49, which dropped by 18 percent and offset by increases of 14 and 13 percent respectively among men 12-34 and adults 18-34.
The older audience tuned out at the higher rates in hour three with 50+ falling by 13 percent and adults 25-54 decreasing by 10 percent from hour one.
The 18-34 demo held up best by only dropping by 3 percent throughout the show.
In Canada, Raw averaged 177,000 viewers on Sportsnet 360 and the replay at Midnight ET averaged 38,000.
Miz & Mrs. immediately followed Raw with 784,000 viewers and 0.27 in the demo finishing fifth on cable for Monday meaning WWE programming occupied four of the top five slots if you individualize each hour of Raw. It was the show’s best performance since August 2019.
In the Sunday night A&E block, the Biography episode on Booker T. was the weakest of the four documentaries, so far. The two-hour episode averaged 595,000 viewers and 0.24 in the 18-49 demographic, finishing 17th on cable. The numbers were down 24.7 percent in overall viewers and 22.5 percent in the key demo compared with the Randy Savage documentary.
Most Wanted Treasures remained steady with 555,000 viewers and 0.22 in the demo with a 2 percent drop in viewers and identical rating in the 18-49 demo from last week’s program.
The main card of UFC Fight Night this past Saturday was headlined by a flyweight fight between Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson and averaged 741,000 viewers with 0.23 in the demo along with 77,000 viewers while simulcast on ESPN Deportes.
Here is a breakdown of the demos from WWE Raw compared with last week’s figures:
Source: Showbuzz Daily
This week: 0.53 (-)
Hour 1-3: -7.3 percent
This week: 0.36 (-18 percent)
Hour 1-3: -8 percent
This week: 0.70 (+13 percent)
Hour 1-3: -7 percent
This week: 0.31 (-3 percent)
Hour 1-3: -3 percent
This week: 0.20 (-9 percent)
Hour 1-3: -9 percent
This week: 0.40 (+14 percent)
Hour 1-3: -5 percent
This week: 0.67 (+1.5 percent)
Hour 1-3: -10 percent
This week: 0.87 (-6.5 percent)
Hour 1-3: -13 percent