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WWE #RawAfterMania Ratings: Viewership Drops, Still Occupies Cable Top 3

How did Raw do in the ratings, and which numbers actually matter?



WWE RAW Rating

How did WWE #RawAfterMania perform in the overnight ratings?

WWE held #RawAfterMania, typically one of the year’s most anticipated editions of Raw. The show was up the finals of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, a game that went into overtime.

Hour By Hour WWE Raw 4/8/19 Ratings

  • Hour 1 – 1.2 rating (18-49 demographic), 3.182 million viewers
  • Hour 2 – 1.1 rating (18-49 demographic), 2.943 million viewers
  • Hour 3 – 1.0 rating(18-49 demographic), 2.646 million viewers

Ratings data courtesy of TV By The Numbers.

It’s important to note that Raw more than doubled it’s closest competition, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and continues it’s stronghold on the Monday night cable ratings. The Final Four finale drew 19.63 million viewers. Raw’s rating is down from last year’s Raw After Mania, but that show did not run against the NCAA championship.

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Greg’s Take

Many will point to the ratings of years past, but it’s an impossible comparison to make. Those watching TV have many more options than ever before, and can also watch the show on a delay. Personally, I watch the show on a delay on YouTube TV. The single most important measurement is where Raw falls in the Top 5. That takes into account the competition, the HUT (households utilizing television) levels, etc. In that all important measure, Raw finished #1, #2, and #3. If they drop down from those spots, consistently, then it’s newsworthy.

2019 WWE Raw viewership:

  • January 7 Episode: 2.324 million viewers
  • January 14 Episode: 2.722 million viewers
  • January 21 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
  • January 28 Episode: 2.703 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble)
  • February 4 Episode: 2.510 million viewers
  • February 11 Episode: 2.462 million viewers
  • February 18 Episode: 2.771 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber)
  • February 25 Episode: 2.922 million viewers
  • March 4 Episode: 2.783 million viewers
  • March 11 Episode: 2.819 million viewers (post-Fastlane)
  • March 18 Episode: 2.695 million viewers
  • March 25 Episode: 2.589 million viewers
  • April 1 Episode: 2.639 million viewers
  • April 8 Episode: 2.923 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35)

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