This week’s episode of WWE Raw featured build to the next WWE show funded by the Saudi Arabian government and a main event of a “divorce court” segment hosted by Jerry Lawler. Live cable viewers did not exactly show up for this in huge numbers, at least not compared to other Raw episodes this fall.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s Raw averaged 2.133 million viewers. The first hour got the most eyes, with an average of 2.326 million, and the third got the least, with 1.928 million. 411Mania points out that this was Raw’s smallest live cable audience since September 9. It was also the lowest-rated in the age 18-49 demographic (with an 0.72) since September 23.
Though this week’s episode didn’t have that much of a larger audience than the lowest-rated non-holiday Raw ever earlier this summer, it was still one of the most popular shows on cable this week, coming in fifth behind the NFL, Sportscenter, and 90 Day Fiance. It was also the most-watched wrestling show on cable over the past week, as AEW and NXT both had audiences of under one million and only 888,000 people tuned in to watch Smackdown Live when it was bumped to FS1, under half of how many watched it on Fox the previous week.