WWE Raw tops cable with largest 18-49 audience since November

Originally published at WWE Raw tops cable with largest 18-49 audience since November

Monday’s edition of WWE Raw scored its largest 18-49 audience since November.

The February 19 edition from Anaheim averaged 1,870,000 viewers and 831,000 (0.63) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics.

Raw ranked first among cable originals with a 7% increase in viewership and a 12.5% growth in the key demo over last week’s figures – it was the show’s largest viewership in the 18-49 demographic since November 27 following Survivor Series and the return of CM Punk and Randy Orton.

The show spiked for the match between Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre with the second quarter of the night averaging 2,070,000 viewers and 914,000 in the demo between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. ETR, according to Wrestlenomics.

The first hour averaged 1,965,000 including the Rhodes vs. McIntyre match, the second hour averaged 1,893,000 viewers, and the final hour fell to 1,753,000 viewers.

In the 18-49 demo, females grew 26% this week to 268,000 while males increased by 7% from last week.

Adults 18-34 were up 24% to 359,000 viewers – the largest audience in that demo since the Raw following WrestleMania 39 last April.

Adults 35-49 were up by 5% at 472,000 viewers.

In Canada, the show averaged 253,400 viewers and 95,100 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which ranked tenth among sports programming for the night behind three NHL games and Curling coverage.