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Monday’s episode of Raw fell back down to Earth after their largest audience of the year one week ago with the Raw Reunion special.
This week’s show averaged 2,321,000 viewers on the USA Network. The decline from last week isn’t a fair comparison because of the nature of last week’s show, but this week’s episode was their least-watched Raw of the summer and lowest since June 24th. If you compare to Raw from two weeks ago, which was a ‘normal’ show, they were down 5.4% in average viewership.
Raw began with 2,407,000 viewers, which was a good level for their first hour and third-highest opening hour since May 27th. The show fell 3.5% in the second hour to 2,324,000 and experienced another drop of 4% in the third hour with 2,233,000 viewers. The final hour featured the Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler match and subsequent injury angle involving Brock Lesnar’s appearance, which wasn’t advertised by the company the Samoan Summit segment involving Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe.
Year-over-year, the show was down 20% in total viewership from the same week in 2018.