There were slices of good news, but it was mostly very bad news when it came to Raw’s ratings last night.
Raw averaged 1.56 million viewers over the three hours, the lowest in modern history. In 18-49, the show averaged a 0.48, which would be the second lowest in the entire history of the show.
The previous record audience low was May 4 which did 1.68 million viewers and a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demo.
The positives are the audience skewed younger, as the demo number was only down two percent from last week while viewers overall were down seven percent from last week’s show which was the second lowest audience and demo of all-time.
The other positive and negative relates to audience drop. Like last week, the second hour beat the first hour, and the first hour-to-third hour audience drop was only five percent, one of the lowest figures of the last year. The problem was that the audience at the start was the lowest ever, and that all three hours set record lows for those hours. The 1.50 million viewers for hour three broke the all-time low hour mark of 1.55 million for the third hour on May 4.
Raw was fourth overall in 18-49 behind 90 Day Fiance, Below Deck Mediterranean and 90 Day Other Way. It was first in males 18-49 and males 12-17.
Overall, Raw was 28th overall for the night, and fifth among non-news shows. It was down 36 percent from the same week last year in total viewers and 40 percent down in 18-49.
Virtually all the second-to-third hour drop was over 50, hence the demo not declining as much as the overall.
The three-hours were:
8 p.m. 1.58 million viewers
9 p.m. 1.60 million viewers
10 p.m. 1.50 million viewers