Monday’s cable numbers were delayed this week due to the July 4 holiday, and the wait wasn’t worth it for WWE and USA Network.
Raw’s viewership fell for the second straight week, averaging just 1,687,000 viewers across its three hours on Mon., July 6. That’s the second smallest audience ever, edging out only May 4, 2020. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the hourly drops weren’t that bad overall... mostly due to a historically bad opening block.
Hour one: 1.7 million
Hour two: 1.75 million
Hour three: 1.61 million
Most interesting is how the second hour - which featured big names like Rey Mysterio, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton - had the most viewers and best ratings. That could be fallout from the long summer weekend, or it could be because The Rock’s Titan Games was winning the night over on the broadcast networks from 8 - 9 p.m. Eastern.
The ratings picture was similarly consistent, and up slightly among 18 - 49 year olds at .49 (June 29’s number was .48). It’s still among the worst numbers in Raw history.
Whatever’s behind these numbers, it’s pretty clear that folks aren’t interested in what WWE is serving up on Monday nights - at least not like they used to be.
Get complete results and the live blog from Raw this week here, a recap of all the night’s events here, and highlights from the show here.