Coming off the Hell in a Cell, WWE Raw scored its highest overall viewership since the night after WrestleMania.
The June 6th edition of the show from Green Bay averaged 1,872,000 viewers and approximately 674,000 (0.52) in the 18-49 demographic, with data from Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
WWE Raw last night on USA Network (8-11pm):
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) June 7, 2022
It was the show’s highest overall viewership since April 4th coming out of WrestleMania 38 and its top 18-49 audience since April 11th.
The increases from last week’s show saw viewership jump by 25 percent, 18-49 grew by 22 percent, adults 34-59 increased by percent, and adults 18-34 were up by 10 percent.
It was Raw’s third-highest overall viewership of 2022 behind March 28th and April 4th and was higher than the night after the Royal Rumble.
Raw benefited by avoiding the NBA Finals and went against a weaker NHL playoff game than last week. Monday’s game between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers finished first on cable with 1,992,000 viewers and 0.66 in 18-49. Those numbers are down 29 and 27 percent respectively from last Monday’s game between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes.
The show began with 1,948,000 viewers and 0.51 in 18-49, which began with Cody Rhodes addressing the crowd and the angle with Seth Rollins. In the second hour, the show averaged 1,903,000 viewers but 18-49 grew to 0.54, and the third hour averaged 1,766,000 viewers and 0.50 in the demo.
From start to finish, viewership dropped nine percent throughout the episode while the 18-49 audience only dropped by two percent. In 18-34, the audience grew six percent throughout the show with the 12-34 audience also growing throughout the three hours.
Adults 50+ fell 16 percent throughout the show but also started higher than usual in the first hour.
There was a lot of attention going into Hell in a Cell and following the main event due to Cody Rhodes’ injury, which was announced as a fully torn pectoral tendon with Rhodes addressing the injury in the opening segment of the show.
Raw also promoted that a new member of Judgment Day would be revealed with a countdown clock ticking down until the start of the third hour of the program and culminating with an angle that saw Finn Balor join the group and kick Edge out of the unit.
In Canada, the show averaged 162,200 viewers and 77,900 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which were up by seven percent in viewers and increased by 13 percent in the demo from last week. It’s actually a tremendous feat that Raw increased going against Game 4 of the Oilers vs. Avalanche, which did an incredibly big audience in Canada on Monday night.
Next Monday’s edition of Raw will be airing against Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics and will be extremely tough competition.