WWE Raw 8/26 Viewership Nearly Identical To Last Week's Show; AJ vs. Braun Does Big YouTube Numbers

Raw's viewership numbers remain steady, reaching a near identical viewership number compared to the week prior.

Per Showbuzz Daily, the August 26 episode of Raw averaged approximately 2,527,000 viewers, which is just barely down from the August 19 episode, which averaged 2,534,000 viewers. Although the first two hours of the August 26 episode was watched by more people than the most-watched hour of the August 19 episode, the third hour the most recent show saw a steep decline in viewership.

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In the 18-49 demographic, the August 26 episode averaged a 0.80 rating across the three hours, slightly down from the 0.81 rating from the week prior. Raw had to compete with the 2019 Video Music Awards for the 18-49 demographic as the VMA finished No. 1 across cable in that category for the day while the three hours of Raw finished, second, third and fourth for the day.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1: 2.637 million viewers, 0.85 rating in 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 2.686 million viewers, 0.83 rating in 18-49 demographic

Hour 3: 2.260 million viewers, 0.71 rating in 18-49 demographic

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE Raw (8/26) Videos on YouTube

AJ Styles vs. Braun Strowman (2.2 million views)

Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman set for Clash of Champions (669,000 views)

Sasha Banks vs. Natalya (492,000 views)

Eight-Team Tag Team Turmoil (421,000 views)

Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre (375,000 views)

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