Pro Wrestling

Post-WrestleMania Raw Ratings Disappoint

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Expectations for the first Raw after WrestleMania are always high from a ratings perspective, with viewership for the past two years regularly sitting at around 5 million viewers. Unfortunately, while this year’s ratings are up a large amount from last week’s go-home Raw, jumping nearly 10% in viewers and 15% in the 18-49 demographic, the show barely averaged 4 million viewers, finishing fourth overall fir the Monday night cable originals behind the NCAA Championship game and its pre- and post-shows. Raw also steadily lost viewers and demo rating points over the night, and dipped well under 4 million viewers for the final hour. Overall, Raw averaged 4.09 million viewers and a 1.55 demo rating. While basketball provided heavy competition, and this week’s episode of Raw was fairly well-received, this has to be seen as somewhat of a disappointment when compared to previous years.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 4.29 million viewers, 1.60 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 4.18 million viewers, 1.56 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM): 3.82 million viewers, 1.48 demo rating

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.

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