Pro Wrestling

Raw Rating Sees Big Drop Ahead Of Money In The Bank

Despite a solid go-home Raw before the Money in the Bank PPV, things were not as good for WWE in the ratings department, as the show hit lows not seen since November of last year. The first two hours stayed barely above the 3 million viewer mark, and the second hour even gained viewers, but a disastrous drop for the third hour sent the average viewership and demo ratings plummeting. Overall, the show averaged 2.97 million viewers and a 0.98 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The last time either number was that low was November 23, 2015, the day after the Survivor Series PPV, which saw Sheamus cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on newly crowned champion Roman Reigns, to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

The good news is, Raw still finished first for the night among original cable programming, as all shows were down thanks to Game Six of the NBA Finals, which drew over 20 million viewers on ABC.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.04 million viewers, 1.0 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.11 million viewers, 1.04 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 2.76 million viewers, 0.9 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.