WWE Raw has a minor drop in viewership against NBA competition

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/05/01/wwe-raw-has-a-minor-drop-in-viewership-against-nba-competition/

Monday’s episode of Raw from Montreal saw a modest drop from the week prior with 3,060,000 viewers on average watching the three-hour show on the USA Network.

It was the program’s lowest mark since January 8th, which went against the College Football Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama.

Monday’s show began with 3,136,000 viewers and ticked upward to 3,184,000 in the second hour before a drop of 9.6% to 2,878,000 viewers in the third and final hour.

Raw faced heavier NBA playoff competition this week with the Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans averaging 4.7 million viewers on TNT, which is way up from last week’s NBA game that only had 3.5 million viewers. While the first two hours of Raw were down week-over-week, the third hour was up slightly with 61,000 additional viewers in this week’s average for the final hour.