Further data on WWE Raw viewership including quarter-hour breakdown

POST Wrestling obtained the internal ratings information from WWE covering this past Monday's Memorial Day edition of Raw.

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POST Wrestling obtained the internal ratings information from WWE covering this past Monday’s Memorial Day edition of Raw.

According to WWE’s internal data that was distributed, it lists Raw averaging 1,557,000 viewers and 0.4 (565,000 viewers) in the 18-49 demographic over the three hours. In adults 18-34, the show averaged 192,000 viewers. (NOTE: The 18-49 number was listed at 0.4 and it’s unknown if that may have been rounded down from the previously reported figure of 0.44).

The breakdown shows Raw averaging 1,536,000 viewers in the first hour, rising to 1,549,000 in the second hour, and increasing in hour three to 1,586,000.

The overall viewership would still be WWE Raw’s lowest of 2021 and least-watched episode since December 14, 2020. Last year’s Memorial Day episode averaged 1,735,000 and 0.51 in the 18-49 demographic.

On Wednesday, the PW Torch site reported the viewership figures for Raw and had identical audience numbers for the first two hours of the show but had a lower number for the third hour. The site did note it asked a follow-up if the third hour was a typo as it was a very abnormal number.

We also received the quarter-hour breakdown for the May 31st episode.

In overall viewership, the show peaked during the segment involving a backstage interview with Kofi Kingston and the AJ Styles & Omos vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker tag title match with 1,664,000 viewers.

In the 18-49 demo, the peak viewership was for the main event between Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston that averaged 626,000 viewers. The match took up most of the final two quarters starting at 1,506,000 viewers and 563,000 in 18-49 and growing in the last quarter to 1,626,000 and 626,000.

The show opened with Miz TV featuring Rhea Ripley, Charlotte Flair, and Nikki Cross as the guest with 1,476,000 viewers and 563,000 in the 18-49 demographic.

The second quarter featured the end of Miz TV, Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki Cross and then a backstage segment with Riddle and Damian Priest that Randy Orton interrupted averaging 1,606,000 and 601,000 in 18-49.

The third quarter fell to 1,473,000 and 524,000 for Randy Orton vs. Xavier Woods.

The fourth quarter featured Shayna Baszler vs. Reginald that averaged 1,590,000 and 553,000.

The fifth quarter featured the Drew McIntyre interview backstage and Mace & T-Bar vs. Lucha House Party averaging 1,535,000 and 569,000.

The pair of matches involving Sheamus against Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo averaged 1,522,000 and 556,000.

The ending of Sheamus vs. Carrillo, a video recap of McIntyre and Kingston, and the tag with Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke averaged 1,609,000 and 558,000.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Cedric Alexander, a backstage segment with Elias & Jaxson Ryker, AJ Styles and Omos entering the ring, and the start of Kofi Kingston’s backstage interview averaged 1,530,000 and 528,00.

The end of Kingston’s interview followed by the Raw Tag Team Championship was the show’s peak total viewership at 1,664,000 and the demo averaged 583,000.

Elias being interviewed backstage, Alexa’s Playground with Reginald and Shayna Baszler, and a backstage segment with the Viking Raiders speaking to Mansoor and Mustafa Ali getting involved did 1,548,000 and 562,000.

A backstage segment with Bobby Lashley and MVP in the lounge and the beginning of Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston averaged 1,506,000 and 563,000.

The final quarter featuring the ending of McIntyre vs. Kingston with Lashley coming out to close the show did 1,626,000 and was the 18-49 peak with 626,000 viewers.

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