Monday Night Raw viewership is up but the key demo rating has plummeted to record lows.
The demo number fell as the show posted a 0.39 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, down from last week's number of a 0.42 rating in the same demographic.
Total viewership was the sixth lowest on record. The key demo is likely the lowest on record, per Thurston.
WWE Raw last night on USA Network was watched by 1,593,000 viewers on average.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2021
P18-49 was the lowest on record for Raw, since at least 2014, likely ever. The demo rating was 0.39, or about 510,000 viewers. Total viewership was 6th-lowest on record.
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Why "on record"? We don't have reported records of P18-49 for Raw going all the way back to 1993. Yes, I'm sure Nielsen still measured it.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2021
Just remembered I have P18-49 for Raw back to Jan 2012, when P18-49 alone was often well over 2 million. Last night did a quarter of that.
Hour 1: 1.577 million viewers, 0.39 in the 18-49 demo
Hour 2: 1.624 million viewers, 0.40 in the 18-49 demo
Hour 3: 1.577 million viewers, 0.40 in the 18-49 demo
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- Jeff Hardy snaps a selfie over a fallen Austin Theory (417,000 views)
- Doudrop vs. Shayna Baszler – Queen’s Crown Tournament Semifinals Match (413,000 views)
- Finn Bálor and Xavier Woods brawl ahead of King of the Ring Finals (339,000 views)
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