WWE Raw tops cable with second most-watched episode of 2022

WWE Raw scored another impressive set of figures, topping all cable programming with its second-most watched episode of the year.

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WWE Raw scored another impressive set of figures, topping all cable programming with its second-most watched episode of the year.

The August 29th edition of Raw from Pittsburgh averaged 2,107,000 viewers and approximately 770,000 (0.59) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

It was the second most-watched episode of Raw in overall viewers behind the episode on August 1st with this week’s show edging out the night after WrestleMania. It was the third highest in the 18-49 demo behind the previous two episodes listed.

This week’s show was up 5% in overall viewers and increased 7% in the 18-49 demo from last week’s edition of Raw. Female viewership in the key demo saw a 14% rise while females 12-34 were up by 49% from last week.

In adults 18-34, the show was up 22% this week, which is the highest amount of viewers in that demo since the night after WrestleMania this year and the second highest of 2022.

After slipping to second place on cable last Monday, Raw regained its spot on top of the list this week and has been the top program on cable for five of the previous six Mondays. This week’s show finished ahead of the U.S Open Tennis coverage, which did 0.36 in 18-49 and 1,748,000 viewers on ESPN.

The show began with 2,163,000 viewers and 0.59 in the 18-49 demographic for the first hour of the show. The second hour increased to 2,222,000 viewers and 0.64 in the key demo before leveling off to 1,937,000 viewers and 0.54 in the third hour, which included the main event to determine the new women’s tag team champions.

Throughout the show, overall viewership fell by 10% with 18-49 dropping 8.5%.

In Canada, the show was down from last week’s episode in Toronto but still performed well with 255,800 viewers and 131,800 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which were down 10% in both categories from the week prior. It finished behind the Toronto Blue Jays game and U.S. Open tennis featuring Serena Williams among the top sports programs for the night.

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