WWE Raw drops 7% but still tops 2.5 million viewers

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/08/20/wwe-raw-drops-7-but-still-tops-2-5-million-viewers/

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Monday’s episode of Raw was down from last week’s viewership coming off SummerSlam but was still among their most-watched episodes since WrestleMania.

The three-hour program averaged 2,534,000 viewers on the USA Network. It was down 7% from last week’s number that received a boost following SummerSlam.

This week’s show saw an average of 2.546 million viewers in the first hour and grew 3.5% in the second hour to 2.634 million. In the third hour, the show fell 8% to 2.422 million featuring the Raw tag title change in the main event with Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman defeating Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.

This week’s episode was their third most-watched Raw since the Superstar Shakeup in April trailing the Raw Reunion and last week’s episode. Monday’s episode also faced sports competition with an NFL pre-season game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos on ESPN that averaged 3,011.000 viewers.