– Monday’s WWE RAW, featuring a six-woman main event with RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville losing to Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James, drew 3.282 million viewers.
This is up from last week’s 3.105 million viewers. This week’s show featured a two-hour Gauntlet Match at opened the show with Braun Strowman defeating John Cena, Elias, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
For this week’s show, the first hour drew 3.518 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 3.262 million), the second hour drew 3.509 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 3.216 million) and the final hour drew 2.821 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 2.837 million).
RAW was #1 for the night in viewership this week, for the second week in a row. RAW was also #1 for the night in the 18-49 demographic, for the third week in a row.
– Over the past few months, SmackDown Live experienced several times where the ratings took a major hit. For instance, the October 31 episode of SmackDown Live had a staggering 21% drop from the previous week, going from 2.699 million viewers to 2.119. The go-home show dropped from the previous week, garnering 2.580 million viewers, and it dropped even further for the post-Royal Rumble show.
A picture was posted that showed the crowd attendance of SmackDown Live. In addition to one side of the arena being nearly empty, the pic also showed a large section that was tarped off.
I honestly feel horrible for the talent on #SDLive because this isn’t their fault. Something needs to change ASAP. #WWE pic.twitter.com/fXTHSx6xOA
— Wrestle News Daily (@thewrestledaily) February 21, 2018
The negative trend continues, as last week’s episode of SmackDown Live drew 2,449,000 viewers, which was down 56K from the previous week which drew 2,505,000.
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