The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of Monday Night Raw have been revealed.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the Match 21st edition of Monday Night Raw drew a viewership of 1,769,000. The show also scored a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic. The highest in a month.
That figure marks a very slight increase from the previous week where the red brand pulled in 1,700,000 viewers, with a 0.48 rating in the key 19-49 year-old demographic.
The crowd inside the Allstate Arena in Rosemont exploded as soon as the show began as that familiar sound of shattering glass and Stone Cold Steve Austin’s theme music thundered around the arena. However, those cheers soon turned to boos as it became clear that ‘Austin’ was simply Kevin Owens cosplaying as the Hall of Famer.
Owens cut a promo as Steve Austin, using all of his catchphrases and mannerisms. Even taking time to troll the crowd again, by having Austin’s music hit for a second time, initially looking scared before laughing.
KO then had someone at ringside throw him two beers which he was unable to catch. He hit a Stunner on the unfortunate man in question to close the segment.
The other main story of the show saw Seth Rollins continue his quest to get a match at WrestleMania. This eventually led to him interrupting a promo from a returning AJ Styles, challenging him to a match with the winner going on to face Edge. In the main event, Styles was preparing to hit a Phenomenal Forearm when Edge appeared and hit him the a steel chair.
This caused a disqualification meaning Styles was the winner. A completely incensed Rollins then went ballistic, trashing the ringside area, saying Raw won’t happen next week unless he’s given his spot at WrestleMania.
Elsewhere there were wins for RK-Bro, Shayna Baszler & Natalya and The Mysterios. However, Rey Mysterio ended up being unmasked by The Miz.
Pat McAfee also featured, doing his best to make sure Austin Theory was defeated by Finn Balor.
|Date||Average Audience||18-49 Demo|
|21/03/2022 Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles||1,769,000||0.50|
|14/03/2022 Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins||1,700,000||0.48|
|7/03/2022 Kevin Owens challenges Steve Austin||1,775,000||0.45|
|28/02/2022 Edge WrestleMania announcement||1,753,000||0.47|
|21/02/2022 RK-Bro vs. Rollins & Owens||1,825,000||0.51|
|14/02/2022 Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins||1,602,000||0.44|
|07/02/2022 Riddle vs. Seth Rollins||1,387,000||0.36|
|31/01/2022 Royal Rumble Fallout||1,865,000||0.47|
|24/01/2022 Maryse Birthday, Brock-Lashley Weigh-In||1,766,000||0.46|
|17/01/2022 Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley||1,613,000||0.43|
|10/01/22 Belair vs. Doudrop vs. Morgan||1,633,000||0.39|
|03/01/2022 Fatal Four Way||1,717,000||0.45|