For what is traditionally the second or third highest rated Raw of the year, Monday’s post-Royal Rumble episode averaged 2.703 million viewers, up nine percent from last week. That’s actually down from two weeks ago, however, as the January 14 Raw averaged 2.722 million viewers.
This week’s Raw was down exactly 20 percent from last year’s post-Rumble episode, consistent with the numbers of late.
Raw did not have the show-long ratings erosion that recent weeks have had — as the third hour held up better with Seth Rollins deciding which title he was going to challenge for at WrestleMania and a Ronda Rousey title defense promoted over the first two hours.
Raw finished fifth for the night in total viewers on cable but did top the 18-49 demo with an average rating of 0.95.
Here are the hourly numbers:
Hour one: 2.816 million viewers (1.00 rating in 18-49 demo)
Hour two: 2.718 million (0.95 rating)
Hour three: 2.575 million (0.90 rating)