WWE Raw falls to lowest viewership on USA Network since July 2021

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WWE Raw had a rough week with one of its lowest viewership totals on the USA Network.

The December 12th edition of the show from Milwaukee averaged 1,472,000 viewers and approximately 483,000 viewers (0.37) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

It was Raw’s lowest viewership on the USA Network since July 5, 2021, which averaged the same viewership. 

The show included the least-watched first hour for an episode of the show on the USA Network (there was a lower opening hour on the Feb. 7, 2022, edition that aired on Syfy) with 1,482,000 viewers and 0.38 among the 18-49 demographic.

The second hour saw a slight increase to 1,547,000 viewers while staying at 0.38 in the demo and fell in the third hour to 1,388,000 viewers and 0.35 featuring the main event between Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins.

The overall audience declined by 4% while the key demo audience was down by 10% from last week as Raw finished seventh among cable originals on Monday. In the 18-49 demo, males and females dropped 9% from last week. The show was also down 15% among adults 35-49.

Adults 18-34 were steady from last week and had a 4% increase throughout the show.

From start to finish, the show fell 6% in viewers and 8% among 18-49, which is lower than in recent weeks due to the performance of the first hour and having a smaller decline throughout the three-hour program.

The show aired against the Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals, which averaged 9.12 million viewers and 2.47 among the 18-49 demo with the Manning Cast on ESPN 2 averaging 1.13 million and 0.42 in the demo.

In Canada, the show averaged 227,200 viewers and 104,200 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360 with overall viewership rising 25.5% from last week and the demo increasing by 32% from last week. It was the most-watched episode of Raw in the country since Halloween night and ranked fourth among sports programs on Monday.

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