8/1 RAW Draws Best Viewership In More Than Two Years

8/1 RAW Draws Best Viewership In More Than Two Years

This week’s post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 2.230 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 17.31% from last week’s 1.901 million viewers for the SummerSlam go-home and Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary Celebration episode from Madison Square Garden.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 2.433 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 2.019 million), the second hour drew 2.288 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 1.974 million) and the final hour drew 1.969 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.711 million).

Monday’s RAW drew a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up 22% from last week’s 0.50 key demo rating. That 0.61 key demo rating represents 796,000 18-49 viewers, which is up 22.84% from the 648,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.50 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

Monday’s RAW drew the highest total audience for the show since March 16, 2020, which was the first RAW without an audience due to COVID-19. RAW also drew the best key demo rating since April 4 of this year, which was the post-WrestleMania 38 show. There was some minor competition from MLB, but no major sports competition for RAW this week. This week’s RAW viewership was up 17.31% from last week’s episode, while this week’s key demo rating was up 22% from last week.

Monday’s post-SummerSlam edition of RAW aired live from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and had the following line-up advertised ahead of time – SummerSlam fallout, Ciampa vs. Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler and The Miz vs. AJ Styles vs. Mustafa Ali to determine the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, plus The Mysterios vs. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, which was the main event.

Below is our 2022 RAW Viewership Tracker for the last 4 episodes:

July 11 Episode: 1.735 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 18 Episode: 1.765 million viewers with a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 25 Episode: 1.901 million viewers with a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 1 Episode: 2.230 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-SummerSlam episode)

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