WWE Raw up 3% but still registers its third-lowest mark of 2019

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/19/wwe-raw-up-3-but-still-registers-its-third-lowest-mark-of-2019/

Monday’s episode of Raw stayed consistent with an average viewership in line with what the show has been producing over the past three weeks.

The three-hour show leading into the Survivor Series averaged 2,127,000 viewers, which was up 3% from last week’s figure. It would still place this week’s episode as the third-lowest of the year behind last week’s episode and the June 10th show going against the NBA Finals.

The Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and L.A. Chargers did 12,567,000 viewers on ESPN, which was down 21% from last week’s audience of 15,978,000, which was the highest Monday night game of the season, thus far.

Raw opened with 2,245,000 viewers in the first hour, which was their lowest first hour of the year. That is a remarkable statistic given that last week’s show aired on a three-day delay and opened with 2.36 million viewers.

Because of the low first hour, there was a minimal drop of 1.5% in hour two that averaged 2,211,000 viewers. The show fell another 13% in the final hour with 1,925,000. The final hour did outperform the third hour from the previous two episodes of Raw.

The show did a 0.68 among the 18-49 demographic and was up 6% from last week’s figure. They were also up 11% among males 18-49 and 9% with the 25-54 demo. The highest decline was among females 12-34, which was down 6% from last week.

However, over the course of the show, there were major declines from the first hour to the third. The highest dropout was with females 12-34 which declined 21% from the first to the third hour, followed by people 25-54 that fell 18% and males 18-49 dropping 17.5%.

Here is a breakdown of the major demos:

PEOPLE 18-49 – 0.68
Last week: +6%
Hour 1-3: -17%

FEMALES 18-49 – 0.46
Last week: Even
Hour 1-3: -18%

MALES 18-49 – 0.92
Last week: +11%
Hour 1-3: -17.5%

PEOPLE 18-34 – 0.43
Last week: -2%
Hour 1-3: -15.5%

FEMALES 12-34 – 0.31

Last week: -6%
Hour 1-3: -21%

MALES 12-34 – 0.44
Last week: Even
Hour 1-3: -9%

PEOPLE 25-54 – 0.82
Last week: +9%
Hour 1-3: -18%

PEOPLE 50+ – 0.95
Last week: +4%
Hour 1-3: -12%

I can’t remember when I last sat and watched Raw or Smackdown and was impressed or really interested.
Stupid stunts like the NXT invasion and interruption of matches which, for once, were starting to look interesting, made me just turn the whole show off.
It has become even more garbage than the old days.