While down from last week’s Raw after WrestleMania, Monday’s episode still managed to produce one of its best numbers this year.
The April 11th edition of the show from Detroit averaged 1,803,000 viewers and approximately 710,000 (0.54) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
WWE Raw last night on USA Network:
Well down from last week's high for post-Mania but still better in the demo than most of March.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 12, 2022
It was the show’s third-best 18-49 number of 2022 and its fifth-highest audience of the year as Raw managed to finish first among cable originals on Monday.
The show began with 1,836,000 viewers and 0.53 in the 18-49 demo for the first hour of the show. It kicked off with Cody Rhodes appearing on Miz TV and leading to a match with The Miz at the start of the second hour. It was Rhodes’ first match on Raw since 2016.
Hour two was the peak with 1,935,000 viewers and 0.59 in the 18-49 demo.
The decline came in the final hour with 1,639,000 viewers and 0.51 in the demo. The final half-hour of the show featured RK-Bro defeating Alpha Academy followed by an impromptu match with The Usos defeating The Street Profits.
After last week’s big performance following WrestleMania 38, overall viewership fell by 14 percent and the 18-49 declined by 13 percent.
There was a larger drop among women in the 18-49 demo than men while the 18-34 suffered a 20 percent loss from last week.
Throughout the three hours, overall viewership declined by 11 percent while the demo only dropped four percent. The real declines occurred from hour two to hour three.
Last week, Raw posted one of its highest numbers in Canada in years with an average of 348,900 and 206,600 in the 25-54 demographic. This week, they naturally came down but still performed well with 270,600 viewers and 102,800 in the demo on Sportsnet 360.
In Canada, Raw was fourth among sports programs, which was led by the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees.