WWE Raw 5/18 Viewership Down From Last Week; Second-Lowest Viewership Number For 2020

After enjoying its first viewership increase in some time last week, viewership for this week's episode of Raw dropped once again.

According to numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the May 18 episode of Raw averaged 1.757 million viewers, down from last week's 1.918 million viewers, making the May 18 number the second-lowest for an episode of Raw in 2020. Last week's viewership was the highest since the April 6 episode, which averaged 2.099 million viewers.

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In the 18-49 demographic, this week's episode of Raw averaged a 0.51 rating, lower than last week's 0.56 rating. All three hours of Raw this week landed in the top five among original cable telecasts in the 18-49 demographic, with the first two hours being No. 1 and 2.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 1.818 million viewers, 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 1.810 million viewers, 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 3: 1.644 million viewers, 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE Raw (5/18) Videos On YouTube:

Drew McIntyre vs. King Corbin (652,000 views)

Edge accept Randy Orton's WWE Backlash challenge (455,000 views)

Aleister Black vs. Murphy (356,000 views)

Seth Rollins on why he helped Rey Mysterio (354,000 views)

DNia Jax crashes Asuka's championship celebration (338,000 views)

If you missed anything for WWE Raw, check out Fightful's full report on the show. And listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.

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