WWE Raw Viewership Ticks Up On 5/17/21 Coming Out Of WrestleMania Backlash

WWE Raw viewership increases post-WrestleMania Backlash.

Pro Wrestling Torch reports the May 17 episode of WWE Raw drew an average of 1.823 million viewers, which is up from last week's viewership of 1.817 million viewers across the three hours.

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The show averaged a 0.48 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, down from last week's demographic rating of a 0.53 average.

WWE Raw was headlined by Bobby Lashley's open challenge, which was answered by Kofi Kingston. The show was the first episode coming out of WWE WrestleMania Backlash, which saw Lashley retain the WWE Title over Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre in a triple threat match.

Hourly demographic numbers were not available.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 1.790 million viewers
Hour 2: 1.932 million viewers
Hour 3: 1.748 million viewers

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE Raw Videos (5/17) on YouTube

- Kofi Kingston vs. Bobby Lashley (569,000 views)

- Drew McIntyre objects to Bobby Lashley's open challenge (469,000 views)

- Natalya & Tamina vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (403,000 views)

- Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair (386,000 views)

- Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton (348,000 views)

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