Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/02/22/wwe-raw-tops-all-of-television-draws-big-number-in-canada/
For the third time in 2023, WWE Raw topped two million viewers for Monday’s episode coming off Elimination Chamber.
The February 20th edition from Ottawa averaged 2,006,000 viewers and approximately 731,000 (0.56) in the 18-49 demographic. (Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily)
Raw was the top show on television on Monday and hit its largest figures since last month’s Raw is XXX special and episode following the Royal Rumble.
The show experienced an 11 percent increase in viewership while the key demo audience was up by 19 percent over last week’s numbers.
Raw saw a large gain among adults 18-34 jumped by 49 percent with a breakdown that included a 66 percent increase among women in that demo.
Adults 35-49 saw a six percent increase with males up by 13 percent while women in the demo declined by six percent.
The show opened with 2,186,000 viewers and 0.60 in the 18-49 demographic, which included Sami Zayn starting the show and calling out Kevin Owens.
The second hour dropped slightly to 2,065,000 viewers and 0.58 in the demo and the final hour fell below the two million mark with 1,768,000 and 0.50 in the demo.
Due to the larger opening hour than usual, the decline in viewers throughout the episode was larger at 19 percent while the 18-49 audience fell 17 percent over three hours.
WWE Raw did a massive number in Canada with an average of 348,100 viewers, which was virtually identical to the number they averaged for Raw following WrestleMania 38 last April at 348,900. The only episode of Raw to perform higher since then was the Raw is XXX special last month.
Raw also did 174,100 viewers in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360.
Viewership in Canada grew seven percent this week and ranked second among sports programming on Monday behind curling.