WWE Raw ranks first on cable, down from previous two episodes

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WWE Raw saw a small decrease in its viewership this week, although it topped all programming on cable this past Monday.

The February 12 episode from Lexington averaged 1,747,000 viewers and 739,000 (0.56) in the 18-49 demographic, per PW Torch, Programming Insider & Wrestlenomics.

Raw experienced an 8% decrease in viewership and a 4% drop in the demo this week but ranked first among cable programming for the night. Raw beat back-to-back college basketball games on ESPN, which aired head-to-head. It was Raw’s lowest figures in both viewership and the 18-49 audience since January 22.

Raw averaged 1,790,000 viewers in the first hour, increased to 1,851,000 in the second hour, and decreased to 1,600,000 for the final hour.

In the 18-49 demo, males fell 2% this week to 529,000 viewers, and females fell 5% to 213,000.

Adults 18-34 dropped 2% from last week with a 7% increase among women and a 7% drop in males.

Adults 35-49 fell by 4% to 448,000 viewers.

In Canada, Raw averaged 263,200 viewers and 86,900 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360. The show ranked third among sports programs for the night behind the Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs and Calgary Flames vs. New York Rangers. Raw’s audience was up 7% this week and increased by 9% in the demo from last week.