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WWE Raw (5/2/22) draws lowest viewership since December against strong NBA competition


This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw saw its ratings decrease. According to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics, the episode drew an average of 1.581 million viewers on the USA Network, which is down from the 1.613 million viewers last week.

The 18-49 demo saw the average rating be 0.38, down from the 0.44 rating last week. This was the go-home edition of Raw for Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash.

This was the lowest key demo rating since January 10th and the lowest viewership since December 27, 2021. The NBA Playoffs continued to dominate the ratings, which impacted Raw’s ratings. The two NBA games topped the chart for the night with both drawing nearly 4 million viewers.

The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.39 then 0.39 in hour two, and 0.35 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:

Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.624 million – last week: 1.701
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.648 million – last week: 1.669
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.472 million – last week: 1.472

Raw ranked #4 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, which is the same as the #4 ranking last week. Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that Raw has done over the last year:

1/4/21: 2,128,000 viewers – 0.68 key demo rating
1/11/21: 1,819,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating
1/18/21: 1,854,000 viewers – 0.60 key demo rating
1/25/21: 1,819,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating
2/1/21: 1,892,000 viewers – 0.58 key demo rating
2/8/21: 1,715,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating
2/15/21: 1,810,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
2/22/21: 1,889,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
3/1/21: 1,884,000 viewers – 0.58 key demo rating
3/8/21: 1,897,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating
3/15/21: 1,847,000 viewers – 0.56 key demo rating
3/22/21: 1,816,000 viewers – 0.53 key demo rating
3/29/21: 1,701,000 viewers – 0.56 key demo rating
4/5/21: 1,701,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating – WrestleMania 37 go-home show
4/12/21: 2,026,000 viewers – 0.68 key demo rating – WrestleMania 37 fallout
4/19/21: 1,907,000 viewers – 0.61 key demo rating
4/26/21: 1,774,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating
5/3/21: 1,872,000 viewers – 0.53 key demo rating
5/10/21: 1,817,000 viewers – 0.53 key demo rating
5/17/21: 1,823,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating
5/24/21: 1,621,000 viewers – 0.45 key demo rating
5/31/21: 1,557,000 viewers – 0.44 key demo rating
6/7/2021: 1,640,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating
6/14/2021: 1,742,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating – go-home Hell in a Cell show
6/21/2021: 1,719,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating – post-Hell in a Cell show
6/28/2021: 1,570,000 viewers – 0.41 key demo rating
7/5/2021: 1,472,000 viewers – 0.41 key demo rating – new all-time low viewership
7/12/2021: 1,609,000 viewers – 0.43 key demo rating – go-home Money in the Bank show (final ThunderDome show)
7/19/2021: 1,923,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating – Money in the Bank fall out and first show with fans back
7/26/2021: 1,814,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating
8/2/2021: 1,821,000 viewers – 0.51 key demo rating
8/9/2021: 1,790,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating
8/16/21: 1,857,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating – SummerSlam go-home show
8/23/21: 2,067,000 viewers – 0.64 key demo rating – post SummerSlam show
8/30/21: 1,907,000 viewers – 0.54 key demo rating
9/6/21: 1,849,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating
9/13/21: 1,670,000 viewers – 0.43 key demo rating
9/20/21: 1,793,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating – Extreme Rules go-home show
9/27/21: 1,709,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating – post Extreme Rules show
10/4/21: 1,857,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating – night 2 of the Draft
10/11/21: 1,582,000 viewers – 0.42 key demo rating
10/18/21: 1,593,000 viewers – 0.39 key demo rating – Crown Jewel go-home show
10/25/21: 1,658,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating
11/1/21: 1,689,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating
11/8/21: 1,549,000 viewers – 0.40 key demo rating
11/15/21: 1,584,000 viewers – 0.42 key demo rating – Survivor Series go-home show
11/22/21: 1,699,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating – Survivor Series fallout
11/29/21: 1,678,000 viewers – 0.45 key demo rating
12/6/21: 1,599,000 viewers – 0.35 key demo rating
12/13/21: 1,573,000 viewers – 0.39 key demo rating
12/20/21: 1,553,000 viewers – 0.38 key demo rating
12/27/21: 1,593,000 viewers – 0.41 key demo rating – Day 1 go-home show
1/3/22: 1,716,000 viewers – 0.45 key demo rating – Day 1 fallout
1/10/22: 1,632,000 viewers – 0.39 key demo rating
1/17/22: 1,613,000 viewers – 0.43 key demo rating
1/24/22: 1,766,000 viewers – 0.46 key demo rating – Royal Rumble go-home show
1/31/22: 1,865,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating – Royal Rumble fallout
2/7/22: 1,387,000 viewers – 0.36 key demo rating – Syfy episode
2/14/22: 1,602,000 viewers – 0.44 key demo rating – Elimination Chamber go-home show and Syfy episode
2/21/22: 1,825,000 viewers – 0.51 key demo rating – Elimination Chamber fallout edition
2/28/22: 1,753,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating
3/7/22: 1,775,000 viewers – 0.45 key demo rating
3/14/22: 1,700,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating
3/21/22: 1,769,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
3/28/22: 1,979,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating – WrestleMania 38 go-home show
4/4/22: 2,101 ,000 viewers – 0.63 key demo rating – WrestleMania 38 fallout
4/11/22: 1,803,000 viewers – 0.54 key demo rating
4/18/22: 1,647,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating
4/22/22: 1,613,000 viewers – 0.44 key demo rating
5/2/22: 1,581,000 viewers – 0.38 key demo rating – WrestleMania Backlash go-home show