WWE Raw sees a spike following WrestleMania Backlash

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Following WrestleMania Backlash on Sunday, WWE Raw saw a rebound in its viewership and its best demo figure over the past three weeks.

The May 9th edition of the show from Hartford averaged 1,652,000 viewers and approximately 547,000 (0.44) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.

Showbuzz Daily has not posted its cable chart yet and therefore, we don’t have the hourly breakdown or Raw’s performance against cable programming on Monday.

It was Raw’s highest 18-49 audience since April 18th and best overall viewership since April 11th.

The show increased 17 percent among 18-49 and grew 33.5 percent in the 18-34 demographic. Overall viewership was up 4.5 percent from the previous week.

The NBA playoffs aired against Raw with games between Memphis and Golden State and Boston against Milwaukee. We do not have viewership data for those games yet. There were also four NHL playoff games on Monday night.

In Canada, Raw returned to its home network of Sportsnet 360 and averaged 175,900 viewers and 78,000 in the 25-54 demographic, which was a sizable increase over the figures posted on OLN over the past two weeks.

Monday’s episode was heavily advertised around the United States Championship match between Theory and Cody Rhodes where they promoted a 10 p.m. ET start time for the match throughout the show. Raw was headlined by a short match between Bianca Belair and Asuka, which ended in a disqualification.

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