WWE Raw Viewership Falls Despite Announcement-Heavy Episode On 3/15/21

Monday Night Raw viewership fell this week on a night that would see many matches announced for both WWE Fastlane and WWE WrestleMania 37.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the March 15 episode of Raw averaged 1.843 million viewers, which is down from the 1.896 million viewers the March 8 episode drew.

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This episode was quite a newsworthy one as it was announced that Drew McIntyre would challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania this year. Also, it was announced that AJ Styles and Omos will receive a WWE Raw Tag Team Championship opportunity at WrestleMania this year.

In addition to this, it was announced for this Sunday's pay-per-view that Sheamus will face Drew McIntyre, and Shane McMahon will face Braun Strowman. Finally, it was also announced that Randy Orton will face Alexa Bliss this Sunday.

In the ratings, this week's episode of Raw drew a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is identical to last week's number.

Monday Night Raw was the most-watched program in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic this week. Unusually, the third hour was the most viewed hour. Typically this is the spot that the first hour takes every Monday night.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 1.874 million viewers, 0.53 in the 18-49 demo
Hour 2: 1.873 million viewers, 0.56 in the 18-49 demo
Hour 3: 1.782 million viewers, 0.53 in the 18-49 demo

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE Raw Videos (3/15) on YouTube

Bobby Lashley vs. Sheamus (616,000 views)

Sheamus and The Miz each launch attacks on Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre (592,000 views)

Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (550,000 views)

Bad Bunny negotiates a 24/7 Championship trade with R-Truth (444,000 views)

Damian Priest w/ Bad Bunny vs. Jaxson Ryker w/ Elias (440,000 views)

If you missed anything from Monday's WWE Raw, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here. You can also watch the post-show podcast for a review of all the action by clicking here.

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