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Raw viewership was less terrible than originally reported

Getting a handle on pro wrestling viewership numbers has been more challenging without Showbuzz Daily around.

The latest example of that occurred with the numbers that were originally reported about Raw’s episode on Memorial Day. The apparent results showed an average of 1.42 million viewers across all three hours, with an unfathomable plunge to under 1.2 million viewers for the third hour.

It turns out that the viewership number given for the third hour of Raw was not correct. According to Post Wrestling, WWE’s internal data shows that Raw’s third hour was actually the most viewed hour of the night.

Here are the corrected viewership numbers for Memorial Day Raw, with hours one and two remaining the same from PW Torch’s original report, and hour three now updated:

  • Hour one: 1,536,000
  • Hour two: 1,549,000
  • Hour three: 1,586,000

That comes out to an average hourly viewership of 1.557 million viewers and a 0.40 rating in the key 18 to 49 year old demographic.

Per F4WOnline, this is the second lowest overall viewership and demo rating in the history of Raw, and the first time that hour three had the most viewers since June 2018.

So, the numbers are still terrible, but less terrible than originally reported.

For Raw results and the live blog from this week’s show click here. For a review of the night’s show click here. For highlights from the show click here.

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