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WWE RAW Draws Best Viewership In More Than Two Years, Key Demo Rating Up for Post-SummerSlam Show

Monday’s live post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 2.230 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 17.31% from last week’s 1.901 million viewers for the SummerSlam go-home and Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary Celebration episode from Madison Square Garden.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.433 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 2.019 million), the second hour drew 2.288 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 1.974 million) and the final hour drew 1.969 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.711 million).

Monday’s RAW drew a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up 22% from last week’s 0.50 key demo rating. That 0.61 key demo rating represents 796,000 18-49 viewers, which is up 22.84% from the 648,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.50 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

RAW ranked #1 for the night on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.61 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is even with last week’s #1 ranking. While RAW topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with the key demo rating, Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with an average of 3.198 million viewers, also drawing a 0.24 key demo rating.

RAW ranked #5 for the night in viewership on cable this week, behind Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, Jesse Watters Primetime, and Hannity. This is up from last week’s #8 ranking for the night in viewership on cable, and the best RAW viewership ranking in months.

Monday’s RAW drew the highest total audience for the show since March 16, 2020, which was the first RAW without an audience due to COVID-19. RAW also drew the best key demo rating since April 4 of this year, which was the post-WrestleMania 38 show. There was some minor competition from MLB, but no major sports competition for RAW this week. This week’s RAW viewership was up 17.31% from last week’s episode, while this week’s key demo rating was up 22% from last week.

The Bachelorette on ABC drew an average of 3.114 million viewers on broadcast TV at 8pm, while The Neighborhood drew 3.223 million viewers on CBS, American Ninja Warrior drew 2.880 million viewers on NBC, Don’t Forget The Lyrics drew 1.837 million viewers on FOX, CW’s Roswell drew 441,000 viewers, Telemundo’s Casa De Famosos drew 1.631 million viewers, and Univision’s Mexicana Y El Guero drew 854,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV. The Bachelorette on ABC drew the best key demo rating of the night on network TV, with a 0.72, while The Neighborhood on CBS drew the best viewership of the night on network TV with 3.223 million viewers.

Monday’s RAW viewership was up 22.46% from the same week in 2021, while the 18-49 key demo rating was up 19.60% from the same week in 2021.

Monday’s post-SummerSlam edition of RAW aired live from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and had the following line-up advertised ahead of time – SummerSlam fallout, Ciampa vs. Gables vs. Dolph Ziggler and The Miz vs. AJ Styles vs. Mustafa Ali to determine the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, plus The Mysterios vs. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, which was the main event.

Below is our 2022 RAW Viewership Tracker, along with the WWE Top 10 video for Monday’s show:

January 3 Episode: 1.716 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Day 1 episode)
January 10 Episode: 1.633 million viewers with a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 1.613 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 24 Episode: 1.766 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 31 Episode: 1.865 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 7 Episode: 1.387 million viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 14 Episode: 1.602 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Syfy episode)
February 21 Episode: 1.825 million viewers with a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 28 Episode: 1.753 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 7 Episode: 1.775 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 14 Episode: 1.700 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 21 Episode: 1.770 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 28 Episode: 1.979 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WrestleMania RAW episode)
April 4 Episode: 2.101 million viewers with a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania 38 episode)
April 11 Episode: 1.803 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 18 Episode: 1.648 million viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 25 Episode: 1.614 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Randy Orton 20th Anniversary episode)
May 2 Episode: 1.581 million viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 9 Episode: 1.652 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-WrestleMania Backlash episode)
May 16 Episode: 1.737 million viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 23 Episode: 1.732 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 30 Episode: 1.497 million viewers with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 6 Episode: 1.872 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Hell In a Cell episode)
June 13 Episode: 1.695 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 20 Episode: 1.986 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 27 Episode: 1.951 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic (John Cena 20th Anniversary episode)
July 4 Episode: 1.563 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-MITB Independence Day episode)
July 11 Episode: 1.735 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 18 Episode: 1.765 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 25 Episode: 1.901 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary MSG episode)
August 1 Episode: 2.230 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-SummerSlam episode)
August 8 Episode:

2021 Average Viewership: 1.756 million viewers per episode
2021 18-49 Key Demographic Rating Average: 0.50 per episode

2020 Viewership Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Viewership Average: 2.418 million viewers per episode

2018 Viewership Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Viewership Average: 3,018 million viewers per episode

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