Greg DeMarco chimes in with your WWE Raw Rating Analysis for the June 3rd episode, the last Raw before Super ShowDown!
The WWE Raw Rating is in for the June 3 edition, and it’s another tale of WWE dominating everyone not named NBA:
- Hour 1: 2.308 million viewers, .73 rating in the important 18-49 demographic (#3 ranked hour)
- Hour 2: 2.558 million, .82 in the 18-49 demo (#1 ranked hour)
- Hour 3: 2.349 million, .79 in the 18-49 demo (#2 ranked hour)
- 1% increase in viewership from Hour 1 (8 PM) to Hour 3 (10 PM) (+41000 viewers)
For comparison, here are ratings from last week:
- Hour 1: 2.265 million viewers, .76 rating in the important 18-49 demographic (#1 ranked hour)
- Hour 2: 2.254 million, .73 in the 18-49 demo (#2 ranked hour)
- Hour 3: 2.051 million, .69 in the 18-49 demo (#4 ranked hour)
- 9% drop in viewership from Hour 1 (8 PM) to Hour 3 (10 PM)
(Available via ShowbuzzDaily)
But what does the WWE Raw Rating really mean, Greg?
Okay, so we have what might end up being an anomaly in the ratings this week: Hour 1 of Raw was ranked #3 for the night, Hour 2 of Raw ranked #1 for the night, and Hour 3 ranked #2! I can’t think of the last time that happened. Also, this means Raw GAINED viewers from Hour 1 to Hour 3. I haven’t been covering ratings as long as many, but this strikes me as…different.
I do know that you usually don’t see the impact of ratings from one show until the next. Last week Hour 1 rubbed many people the wrong way, and this week people waited longer to tune in. The NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 was tight, and the series is now tied up. I don’t see that impacting these ratings as much, though. Knowing these ratings I almost want to go back and watch Raw again, seeing that happened when to see if we can identify the shifts. Summer is also upon us, so some folks might have gotten home later and tuned in later. More sunlight definitely impacts TV viewing patterns.
Obviously this is an increase over last week, as that was a holiday Raw. I am REALLY interested to see what happens next week. We will have YouTube numbers tomorrow as usual!
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