Raw Ratings: Raw Reunion draws highest rating of 2019, key metrics on hourly trends and previous time Raw drew bigger rating
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The “Raw Reunion” special episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network last night (July 22) drew a 2.12 rating among live and same-night-DVR viewers, up from the previous week’s rating of 1.74. That’s the top rating of the year, beaitng the post-WrestleMania episode which drew a 2.02. The last time Raw drew a better rating was Aug. 20, 2018, which drew a 2.13 rating.
Fifteen out of sixteen episodes of Raw from Jan. 5 to Apr. 30 last year drew a higher rating than last night’s show.
The viewership was largely steady for each hour of Raw – 3.019 million viewers, 3.178 million viewers, and 3.083 million viewers. The third hour drew 64,000 more viewers than the first hour, a reversal of the typical drop-off, which has averaged 324,000 averaged in 2019.
One year ago, Raw drew a 1.92 rating this week. Two years ago, Raw drew a 2.02 rating.
Raw dominated cable ratings on Monday night with 1.2, 1.1, and 1.1 ratings for the three hours, with all three hours drawing more than 3 million viewers. Only “Hannity” on Fox News also drew more than three million viewers, although it drew a mere 0.2 rating in that key demo. “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” drew a 0.8 rating to finish behind Raw with the no. 4 slot in the 18-49 demo on Monday night.