March 19 episode of Monday night RAW witnessed a viewership of 3.327 million, slightly down from last week’s 3.352 million. WWE’s attempts to hype up Ultimate Deletion for the past couple of weeks took a blow as the viewership dropped by 11% from hour two to the final hour where Ultimate Deletion was aired as the show’s main event. Despite the 11% fall in viewership after the second hour, hour three garnered 3 million viewers which has only happened a handful of times in recent months. The second hour turned out to be the most watched hour of the show.
Viewership Per Hour Comparison:
|Hours||March 12, 2018||March 19, 2018|
|8 P.M. : First Hour||3.351 million||3.434 million|
|9 P.M. : Second hour||3.429 million||3.472 million|
|10 P.M. : Third Hour||3.275 million||3.076 million|
RAW has been rated as the highest rated show on cable for the second week in a row, taking on Rachel Maddow (3.17 million) and Hannity (3.11 million) and also occupied the #1 spot for the night in the 18-49 demographic for a straight seventh week.
RAW Viewership so far in 2018 according to ShowBuzz Daily:
January 1: 2.865 million viewers
January 8: 2.766 million viewers
January 15: 3.25 million viewers
January 22: 4.53 million viewers (RAW 25)
January 29: 3.395 million viewers (Post-Royal Rumble)
February 5: 3.055 million viewers
February 12: 3.105 million viewers
February 19: 3.282 million viewers
February 26: 3.18 million viewers
March 5: 3.099 million viewers
March 12: 3.352 million viewers
March 19: 3.327 million viewers
2017 Total Viewership: 156.971 million viewers
2017 Average Viewership: 3.018 million viewers per episode
Noteworthy mention: January 29, 2018 holds the best Monday Night RAW viewership post-Royal Rumble (3.395 million viewers).