Pro Wrestling

Ratings Rise For Final Raw Before WrestleMania

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While the last episode of Raw before next week’s WrestleMania Pay Per View took a bit of a critical beating, it did manage to attract a few more viewers than normal. The show, which featured segments about every match that will be on the show this Sunday, averaged 3.77 million viewers, slightly more than the previous week, halting a weeks-long downward trend. Unfortunately, the average would have been much higher had the show not lost another significant chunk of its audience over the course of its run, dropping over 200k viewers between the second and third hours. Raw scored a victory in the 18-49 demographic ratings, however, averaging a 1.35, a sizable improvement from last week’s average of 1.19. The show was once again #2 in cable originals for the evening, finishing behind Love and Hip-Hop on VH-1 for the second straight week.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.82 million viewers, 1.35 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.85 million viewers, 1.36 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 3.64 million viewers, 1.34 demo rating

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