Taped edition of WWE Raw falls to a new 2019 low

As expected, Monday’s taped edition of Raw with hit hard and ended up with the show’s lowest viewership average of 2019.

As expected, Monday’s taped edition of Raw with hit hard and ended up with the show’s lowest viewership average of 2019.

The three-hour taped show averaged 1,835,000 viewers, a drop of 10.5% from last week and their lowest figure since the Christmas Eve show from 2018. This show was also lower than the episode of Raw that ran on New Year’s Eve last year putting this week’s show as one of the least-watched in Raw’s history.

The first hour of the show averaged 1,955,000 viewers, it fell 5% to 1,864,000, and dropped another 10% and finished with 1,686,000 in the last hour. The third hour of Raw was lower than any of the hours from the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve episodes of 2018.

They went against a strong Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings that did 13,566,000 viewers.

A better episode to compare this week’s Raw to is the November 11th taped show from England. That show also ran on a tape delay (it was taped on November 8th) and went against a larger NFL game that did 15,978,000 viewers.

Compared to November 11th, the overall viewership this week was down 11% and the 18-49 demo was down 19%.

The 18-49 demo was 0.52, which was down 13% from last week. Their largest drop was among males 12-34 which fell 41% from last week, followed by 18-34s that declined 26%. The demographic that held up best was adults over 50, which were down 8%.

When looking at the viewership in the first hour to the third, every demo fell like usual except for males 12-34. While it was an enormous drop of 41% from last week in the category, that demo grew 7% from the first hour of Raw to the final hour.

Next week’s episode is a live version from Hartford and is being promoted around the wedding segment involving Bobby Lashley and Lana.

Here is the breakdown of the key demographics with comparisons to last week and how the figures fluctuated from Hour one to Hour three:

PEOPLE 18-49: 0.52
Last week: -13%
Hour 1-3: -14%

FEMALES 18-49: 0.40
Last week: -11%
Hour 1-3: -22%

MALES 18-49: 0.64
Last week: -15%
Hour 1-3: -10%

PEOPLE 18-34: 0.31
Last week: -26%
Hour 1-3: -15%

FEMALES 12-34: 0.27
Last week: -18%
Hour 1-3: -23%

MALES 12-34: 0.29
Last week: -41%
Hour 1-3: +7%

PEOPLE 25-54: 0.64
Last week: -11%
Hour 1-3: -21%

PEOPLE 50+: 0.88
Last week: -8%
Hour 1-3: -12%

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