Tuesday, March 24, 2020

RAW Draws Second-Lowest Viewership, WM30 Replay Does Strong Numbers

RAW Draws Second-Lowest Viewership, WM30 Replay Does Strong Numbers
- Monday's RAW drew an average of 2.006 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is down from last week's 2.335 million viewers for the first-ever Performance Center episode. This is the second lowest non-holiday RAW viewership in history, going back to the taped Christmas Week 2019 episode that aired on December 23, drawing 1.835 million viewers.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 2.289 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.412 million), the second hour drew 2.004 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.486 million) and the final hour drew 1.726 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.108 million).

This is the second third hour viewership of all-time, including holiday episodes. It is also the biggest hour one to hour 3 drop in show history.

- Speaking ov viewership, Sunday's WWE WrestleMania XXX replay on ESPN drew 839,000 viewers.

The four-hour replay of the big 2014 event aired at 7pm ET and drew an 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic, ranking #30 on the Cable Top 150.

The WrestleMania 30 replay was the highest-rated sports show on ESPN all weekend. This is impressive because while there was no live sports programming on ESPN this weekend, WrestleMania XXX is 6 years old and readily available for viewing on the WWE Network.

For overall sports programming on cable for the weekend, the WrestleMania 30 replay was only behind the NASCAR iRacing Series on FS1, which drew 903,000 viewers at 1:30pm on Sunday, ranking #43 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

ESPN will air the WrestleMania 32 replay on Sunday, March 29 at 7pm ET, and then they will air the WrestleMania 35 replay on Sunday, April 5 at 3pm ET as a lead-in to Night Two of WrestleMania 36.