WWE Raw 7/23 Viewership Drops Slightly On Night Of Historic Announcement

Raw viewership was close to the same as last week. 

A couple weeks ago, Raw saw historic lows in viewership and the very next week the first hour of Raw saw an average over 3 million viewers which was a stark improvement. The first hour of Raw this week saw the announcement of Evolution the all women event scheduled for October. This week's Raw saw a small dip in viewership and the first hour was not even the most viewed. 

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According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week's Raw averaged 80,000 less than last week's Raw over all three hours.  

Hour 1: 2,817,000 viewers with .91 in the 18-49 year old demographic.

Hour 2: 2,821,000 viewers with .93 in the 18-49 year old demographic.

Hour 3: 2,701,000 viewers with .93 in the 18-49 year old demographic

Last week, not all three hours were in the top five in the demographic rankings among cable original content. This week all three hours were back in the top five. 

On YouTube, the announcement by Stephanie McMahon of Evolution had 1.3 million views. WWE uploaded more videos than usual but no others were close to the million view mark. Two of the matches reached 500,000 views as did the announcement of Kevin Owens versus Braun Strowman at SummerSlam. 

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