WWE Raw hits largest audience since night after WrestleMania 39

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WWE Raw hit its largest audience in two months while ranking first among cable originals on Monday night.

The June 5 edition from Hartford averaged 1,828,000 viewers and 726,000 (0.56) in the 18-49 demographic, ranking first on cable and beating Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Showbuzz Daily and Wrestlenomics)

Without NBA competition, Raw’s viewership increased by 16.5 percent and 6.5 percent in the key demo from last week.

Raw topped everything on broadcast and cable on Monday. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals was simulcast on TNT, TBS, and TruTV, so individually, Raw beat each of the networks but not the combined audience for the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers averaged 1,675,000 viewers and 0.54 on TNT, 535,000 and 0.18 on TBS, and 235,000 and 0.09 on TruTV.

It was Raw’s largest audience since April 3 on the night after WrestleMania 39 and its biggest demo audience since May 15.

The show opened with 1,827,000 viewers and 0.53 in the 18-49 demographic, which was Raw’s strongest opening hour since the WWE Draft on May 1.

The show increased to 1,898,000 viewers and 0.58 in the demo in hour two and was the most-watched hour of Raw since April 24, which featured Bad Bunny on the program.

In the final hour, Raw decreased to 1,759,000 viewers and 0.56 in the demo and was the most-watched third hour of Raw since the night after WrestleMania 39.

Throughout the episode, viewership only dropped by four percent while the 18-49 demo grew by six percent and led by females in the demo displaying a nine percent gain over the three hours.

The 18-49 demo was strengthened by the male viewership increasing by 12 percent while female viewers in the demo dropped by three percent this week.

Adults 18-34 grew by six percent and the 35-49 demo was also up by the same percentage from last week.

Adults 50+ saw a big jump from 0.75 last week to 0.84 which was its highest rating in the older demo since May 8.

In Canada, Raw averaged 200,600 viewers and 91,000 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which decreased by 12 and seven percent respectively from last week. Raw ranked sixth among sports programs in Canada on Monday, which was led by the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers/ and the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros.

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