Ratings numbers are coming in a day later than usual, thanks to Presidents Day holiday here in the United States, so we’re getting Raw’s today and SmackDown’s on Thursday.
The change in schedule doesn’t portend any major shift in the data, though. WWE’s audience on Feb. 20 did rise to 3.22 million viewers - a little bigger than last Monday’s 3.07 million, and back in line with the numbers they were posting in January.
The hourly trend was interesting, with people sticking around for the second hour before dropping off in the third. Folks might have tuned in for the Braun Strowman vs. Big Show main event which was advertised in advance, or the Brock Lesnar interview teased all night, but not all of them were willing to stick around past 10PM Eastern to see them:
Hour one: 3.259 million
Hour two: 3.261 million
Hour three: 3.127 million
Staying above three million all night is a good thing, though.
Against the competition, Raw was second in total viewership for the night behind Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, and second among the 18 - 49 demographic behind VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop.
Next week features the returns of both Goldberg and Seth Rollins, in addition to being the ‘go home’ show for Fastlane, so WWE will be hoping to continue an upward trend on the road to WrestleMania 33.
For complete results and the live blog for Raw this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.
Source: Showbuzz Daily