WWE Raw sees increase from Halloween episode, ranks seventh on cable

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WWE Raw ranked seventh among cable originals on Monday behind Monday Night Football and its related programming.

The November 7th edition of the show from Wilkes-Barre averaged 1,593,000 viewers and approximately 557,000 (0.43) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics Radio and Showbuzz Daily.

The show recovered from last week’s episode on Halloween night with a 6% increase in viewers and an 18% improvement in the 18-49 demo. In the key demo, male viewership jumped by 25% this week while female viewership in the demo was up by 9%.

Excluding last week’s show on Halloween, this week’s viewership was its lowest since September 19th, which did the same amount and it was the lowest 18-49 audience since October 3rd.

Raw opened with 1,723,000 viewers and 0.45 in the 18-49 demographic for the first hour, which included a six-man tag with The Usos & Solo Sikoa facing New Day & Matt Riddle. The second hour saw a viewership decrease to 1,646,000 but a small increase in the demo to 0.46. The third hour had a big decline to 1,411,000 viewers and 0.37, which represented an 18% decline in both numbers from the first hour.

Throughout the episode, the largest decline was seen among females 18-49, which fell by 26%, followed by adults 50+ which dropped by 19%. Males 12-34 grew by 4% throughout the show.

Raw aired against the Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints game that topped all of cable with 9.36 million viewers and 2.75 in the 18-49 demo on ESPN with the Manning Cast on ESPN averaging 1.18 million and 0.43 in the demo, as well.

Raw did not have a lot of matches or segments announced in advance. Throughout the day, they only promoted that Seth Rollins will hold an open challenge for the United States Championship, which culminated in Austin Theory cashing in his Money in the Bank unsuccessfully at the end of the show.

In Canada, Raw averaged 209,500 viewers and 111,600 in the 25-5 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which was down, which represented declines of 19% and 23% respectively from last week when Halloween didn’t affect Canadian viewership. On Monday night, Raw ranked sixth among sports programming in the country, which was led by Monday Night Football, the Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals, and Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls.

Below is a breakdown of the key demos (Courtesy: Showbuzz Daily):

ADULTS 18-49
This week:
0.43 (+18%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -18%

This week:
0.36 (+9%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -26%

MALES 18-49
This week:
0.55 (+25%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -13%

ADULTS 18-34

This week:
0.31 (+14%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -3%


This week:
0.21 (-5%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -4%

MALES 12-34
This week:
0.28 (+16.5%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: +4%

ADULTS 25-54
This week:
0.59 (+21%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3: -17.5%

This week:
0.82 (+2%)
Last week:
Hour 1-3:

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