Pro Wrestling

Fourth Of July Raw Suffers Expected Ratings Drop

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2016-07-04/gallery/worlds-largest-food-fight-photos#fid-40034444 Source: WWE.com

Due to the holiday weekend in America, Raw was largely designed around the idea that everyone would be out celebrating and not inside watching wrestling, and indeed, the ratings reflected that belief. Overall, Raw averaged 2.66 million viewers and a 0.93 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the second time the show has dropped below a 1.0 demo rating this year. However, the good news is that Raw won the night for cable original programming, and basically everyone who started watching Raw, stayed for the whole thing, as the viewership remained constant over the course of the show. Obviously, the Fourth of July makes any true speculation on the numbers largely impossible, but it will be interesting to see if the viewership can rebound next week and improve on last week’s non-holiday episode.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 2.66 million viewers, 0.88 demo rating (2.663 million viewers)
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 2.67 million viewers, 0.94 demo rating (2.668 million viewers)
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 2.64 million viewers, 0.98 demo rating (2.643 million viewers)

All numbers are courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily.com

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