The Raw after WrestleMania is usually among the highest viewed episodes of the year, although it’s not clear if those rules still apply during a global pandemic.
We’re a couple weeks removed from that typical apex, which means Raw viewership is beginning its slow descent down to whatever its normal range will be in the coming months. For this week’s (Apr. 26) episode, that means an average hourly audience of roughly 1.774 million viewers.
Here’s the hourly breakdown for total viewership and the coveted rating in the 18 to 49 year old demographic, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:
- Hour one: 1.830 million viewers / 0.50 demo rating
- Hour two: 1.775 million viewers / 0.49 demo rating
- Hour three: 1.718 million viewers / 0.47 demo rating
To give you a sense for the current trend, the Raw (Apr. 12) after WrestleMania had an hourly average of 2.026 million viewers and 0.68 demo rating. Last week’s (Apr. 19) Raw dropped down to an hourly average of 1.907 million viewers and 0.61 demo rating. This week’s results are a noticeable step down from those prior two weeks. That being said, Raw still ranks atop the ordinal rankings for the demo rating on Monday nights.
Do you plan to continue delivering your eyeballs to Raw with WrestleMania Backlash coming up on May 16? Or will you be too busy texting?