Monday’s live edition of WWE RAW, featuring WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeating Braun Strowman in the non-title main event, drew an average of 1.872 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is up 5.5% from last week’s 1.774 million viewers.
For this week’s show, the first hour drew 1.891 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 1.775 million), the second hour drew 1.979 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 1.830 million) and the final hour drew 1.746 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.718 million).
RAW ranked #7 for the night in viewership on cable, up from last week’s #8 spot, and behind Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Five, Rachel Maddow Show, The Ingraham Angle, and Special Report. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 3.081 million viewers, ranking #6 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.25 rating in the key demo. RAW ranked #1 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with an average 18-49 demographic rating of 0.53, up 8.2% from last week’s #1 ranked 0.49. This is the sixth week in a row that RAW ranked #1, which comes six weeks after an eight-week run at #1 ended due to college basketball. This is the sixteenth week where RAW had no football competition, and the sixth since the recent NCAA basketball competition on cable, which put them back in a multi-week streak at #1 on cable.
This week’s RAW viewership was up 5.5% from last week, while the key demo rating was up 8.2% from last week. This week’s RAW viewership was up 11% from the same week in 2020, while the key demo rating was up 15.2% from the same week 2020. It should be noted that at this same time last year, RAW ratings were dropping drastically with shows being held at the WWE Performance Center.