Wedding draws WWE Raw’s highest viewership in three months

The final episode of WWE Raw for 2019 and the decade saw a big increase as the show was built around the wedding involving Bobby Lashley and Lana.

The final episode of WWE Raw for 2019 and the decade saw a big increase as the show was built around the wedding involving Bobby Lashley and Lana.

The show averaged 2,433,000 viewers that included a ten-minute overrun for the conclusion of the wedding with Liv Morgan confronting Lana.

It was Raw’s highest viewership in three months since September 30th for the ‘season-premiere’ that included appearances from Brock Lesnar, Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan.

The show opened with 2,525,000 viewers with the second hour doing 2,464,000 and the final 70 minutes of the show averaging 2,328,000. Each hour was Raw’s best performance since the September 30th show.

Their main sports competition came from the Orange Bowl with 6,067,000 watching the game and no more NFL competition until the fall.

Due to last week’s show being taped, I compared the demos with the show from two weeks ago for a more accurate comparison.

Adults 18-49 did very well with a 0.77, up 28% from two weeks ago. Males 18-49 did huge with a 1.0 in the demo up 33% from two weeks ago and both males 12-34 and adults 25-54 increased 29% from the December 16th show.

From hour one to hour three, the biggest decline was males 12-34 which fell 16% followed my males 18-49 dropping 14%. The 18-49 demo was down 10% from the first hour to the last.

The success of this week’s viewership should be attributed to the wedding segment as the key draw on the show along with the benefit of not having Monday Night Football competition.

Here are the breakdowns of the key demos with comparisons to both the December 16th episode and the taped December 23rd edition:

PEOPLE 18-49:
0.77
Two weeks ago: +28%
Hour 1-3: -10%

FEMALES 18-49:
0.54
Two weeks ago: +20%
Hour 1-3: -2%

MALES 18-49:
1.00
Two weeks ago: +33%
Hour 1-3: -14%

PEOPLE 18-34:
0.53
Two weeks ago: +26%
Hour 1-3: -12%

FEMALES 12-34:

0.34
Two weeks ago: +3%
Hour 1-3: +3%

MALES 12-34:
0.63
Two weeks ago: +29%
Hour 1-3: -16%

PEOPLE 25-54:
0.93
Two weeks ago: +29%
Hour 1-3: -7%

PEOPLE 50+:
1.09
Two weeks ago: +13.5%
Hour 1-3: -6%

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