WWE Raw finished first on cable for the third week in a row on Monday night while lower than the previous two episodes.
The show was first among cable originals on Monday topping the college basketball game between Kansas and Texas and Duke taking on Miami, which both aired on ESPN.
Coming of the Raw is XXX special and last week’s episode after the Royal Rumble, Raw was down 12 percent in viewership this week and experienced a 13 percent drop among the key demographic as it fell under two million viewers for the first time in three weeks.
If you threw out the last two weeks, this week’s show would have been Raw’s highest since last September 5, 2022, before the start of the NFL season.
In the 18-49 demographic, males fell 20 percent while women increased by 3 percent this week.
Among adults 18-34, the demo fell by 20 percent with males dropping 21 percent and women decreasing by 19 percent.
Adults 35-49 dropped by nine percent including a sizable decline of 29 percent among women in that demo, although it’s a reflection of such a strong female number in the demo last week as this week’s 35-49 female audience was larger than the one for Raw is XXX.
Adults 50+ dropped from 0.94 to 0.88 this week.
The show began with 1,968,000 viewers and 0.57 in the 18-49 demographic. The show dropped to 1,881,000 viewers and 0.56 in the second hour and the final hour fell to 1,750,000 and 0.53 including the main event between Becky Lynch and Bayley inside a steel cage.
In Canada, the show continues to post strong numbers with 261,500 viewers and 114,900 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which was second behind Monday Night Hockey among sports programming in Canada for the night. Like the U.S. numbers, it was down from the previous week, which averaged 288,400 viewers and 145,900 in the demo.