Monday Night Raw’s Viewership Numbers Reached A New Low This Week


With football season kicking into gear, it’s never a great time for WWE’s television viewership. In fact, Monday Night Raw hit a record low this week, with the Sept. 24 episode drawing only 2.350 million viewers for its main event. According to WrestlingInc, the first hour had 2.493 million viewers, a number that sank to 2.275 million viewers in the second hour before bottoming out with 2.281 million viewers in hour three.

That’s significantly down from last week, which went from 2.839 million, to 2.746 million, to 2.432 million viewers in its three hours. WrestlingInc goes on to list the shows that more people watched on Monday Night:

RAW was #12 for the night in viewership on cable, behind NFL’s Monday Night Football, Monday Night Kickoff, SportsCenter at midnight, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Last Word, The Story, Special Report, The Ingraham Angle and The Five. RAW was #4 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind Monday Night Football, Monday Night Kickoff and SportsCenter.

I didn’t think MSNBC viewers and Fox News viewers would ever agree on anything, but it’s clear that they’re at least united in their preference to watch something that’s not Monday Night Raw.

Of course, while we here on the Wrestling Internet can and do complain about plenty of things that happen on Monday Night Raw, it’s worth keeping in mind that not only is this football-linked drop-off a yearly event, but also TV ratings are getting worse in general, as more people cut cords and turn to streaming. So while some people may be excited to blame these lagging numbers on Roman Reigns or the Bella Twins, the answer is a little more broad than pointing to one or two people on television.