5/13 WWE Raw Viewership Bounces Back Despite Early UK Tapings

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WWE is either doing something very right, or got very lucky this week.

Despite declining stock numbers and television ratings consistently approaching historic lows, Monday Night Raw on May 13th was watched by an average of 2,349,000 viewers. While that number is still in the lower range, WWE is at least trending in the right direction, up 5.6% from last week, and nearly 9% from the week before’s all-time low.

The most surprising factor is that Raw was actually taped earlier the day at the 02 Arena in London, England, which has historically meant a major drop in viewership in the United States, as a considerable portion of the fans likely read the results online several hours before the show airs.

The first hour was watched by 2,576,000 viewers, which is the highest it’s been in four weeks. The show dropped 7.2% in the second hour to 2,391,000, but the real concern is the staggering 13% drop for the third hour. That’s more than 19% drop overall from the beginning of the show to the end.

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2019 WWE Raw Viewership

Jan. 7  –  2,326,000
Jan. 14  –  2,722,000
Jan. 21  – 2,462,000
Jan. 28  –  2,703,000
Feb. 4 — 2,510,000
Feb. 11 — 2,462,000
Feb. 18 — 2,771,000
Feb. 26 — 2,922,000
March 4 — 2,783,000
March 11 — 2,819,000
March 18 — 2,698,000
March 25 — 2,589,000
April 1 — 2,639,000
April 8 — 2,924,000
April 15 — 2,665,000
April 22 — 2,374,000
April 29 — 2,158,000
May 6 — 2,224,000
May 13 — 2,349,000