Pro Wrestling

Raw Rating Drops Against Grammy Awards

Well, it turns out that Braun Strowman may be a monster, but he is not currently a ratings monster, as Raw saw a steep drop-off in viewers for their third hour, losing 300,000 from the second hour. To be fair, it seemed like WWE booked the final hour of their show in response to the consistent loss of viewers, putting a segment to promote the main event of this Sunday’s Fastlane Pay Per View as the second hour main event, then booking the third hour with mostly filler, topping it off with Big Show vs Braun Strowman, which set up a previously unannounced six-man midcard match for the Pay Per View. Overall, even against heavy competition from the Grammy Awards (which usually air on Sundays), Raw was the #1 cable original for the evening and brought in an average of 3.48 million viewers and did a 1.21 in the 18-49 demographic, down slightly from the previous week (although viewership was still higher than two weeks ago).

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8PM-9PM): 3.66 million viewers, 1.26 demo rating
Hour 2 (9PM-10PM): 3.53 million viewers, 1.22 demo rating
Hour 3 (10PM-11PM + overrun): 3.23 million viewers, 1.16 demo rating

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.