WWE Raw sees 3% increase against stronger NFL game, ranks sixth on cable

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/11/15/wwe-raw-sees-3-increase-against-stronger-nfl-game-ranks-sixth-on-cable/

WWE Raw had a minor increase in its viewership figures as it ranked sixth among cable originals, which was led by Monday Night Football.

The November 14th episode averaged 1,648,000 viewers and approximately 574,000 (0.44) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The numbers correlate to a 3% growth in both the key demo and overall viewership from last week.

The cable numbers were led by the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders which averaged 12,769,000 viewers and 3.81 in the 18-49 demo on Monday night. It was a stronger game this week with a 21% increase in viewers over last week’s viewership combining ESPN and the Manning Cast on ESPN 2.

It was Raw’s highest audience since October 17th and a three-week high in the 18-49 audience.

In the 18-49 demo, the female audience grew by 5% and males were up by 2%.

Males 12-34 increased by 21% to its highest mark in that demo since October 11th. This demo did fall 22% from the first hour to the last.

Adults 35-49 were up by 3% and adults 50+ improved by 2.5%.

The show started off with 1,789,000 viewers and 0.46 in the 18-49 demographic, which was its best opening hour in four weeks. In the second hour, viewership dropped to 1,684,000 while the demo stayed steady. In the third hour, viewership fell to 1,470,000 and the demo decreased by 13% to 0.40.

Throughout the episode, viewership fell by 18%.

In Canada, Raw averaged 176,100 viewers and 79,300 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360 and ranked sixth among sports programs. The sports listing was led by the Monday Night Football game, the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony, and a Toronto Raptors game as well as NHL programming. Raw was fourth in the demo among sports programming. Raw was down from last week’s numbers of 209,500 and 111,600 in the demo.

The show included a U.S. Championship match between Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, which headlined the show and was promoted throughout the day.

Here is a breakdown of the key demos and comparisons with last week and how they performed throughout the show (Courtesy: Showbuzz Daily):

ADULTS 18-49
This week:
0.44 (+3%
Last week:
0.43
Hour 1-3: -13%

FEMALES 18-49
This week:
0.32 (+5)
Last week:
0.36
Hour 1-3: -9%

MALES 18-49

This week: 0.56 (+2%)
Last week:
0.55
Hour 1-3: -17%

ADULTS 18-34

This week: 0.32 (+4%)
Last week:
0.31
Hour 1-3: -6%

FEMALES 12-34
This week:
0.20 (-9%)
Last week:
0.21
Hour 1-3:
+10.5%

MALES 12-34

This week: 0.34 (+21%)
Last week:
0.28
Hour 1-3: -22%

ADULTS 25-54
This week:
0.58 (-2%)
Last week:
0.59
Hour 1-3: -14.5%

ADULTS 50+
This week:
0.84 (+2.5%)
Last week:
0.82
Hour 1-3:
-19%