The ratings for this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw have been released, and they show a decline in viewership compared to the previous week. According to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics, the episode averaged 1.533 million viewers on the USA Network, down from the 1.884 million viewers of the previous week.
In the crucial 18-49 demographic, the show received an average rating of 0.49, a decrease from the 0.65 rating recorded in the prior week. It’s important to note that this week’s Raw faced competition from a significant NFL game broadcast across ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, which likely contributed to the decline in ratings.
The drop in viewership was somewhat expected, as last week’s episode was a special Survivor Series edition of Raw. The first hour of that episode was commercial-free, which typically boosts TV ratings, and it featured a highly-anticipated promo by CM Punk, his first since returning to WWE.
Despite the decline in ratings, this week’s Raw still featured notable matches, including WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins facing Jey Uso and Drew McIntyre taking on Sami Zayn. WWE will continue to monitor viewership trends and work on strategies to engage and expand its audience in the competitive world of televised wrestling.
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