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Monday Night Raw Ratings – May 16th

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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 May 16th edition of Monday Night Raw pulled in an average of 1,736,000 viewers. The show also scored a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic, which works out at 587,000 viewers.

That is an increase on the previous week, where the show drew an audience of 1,652,000 viewers, with a 0.44 rating in the key demographic.

The May 16th episode of Monday Night Raw will always be remembered for what happened with two stars who didn’t even appear on the show. Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi had been due to feature in the main event, as part of a six-pack challenge. However, after a row over creative, both women walked out of the taping while it was in progress, leading to a hasty re-booking of the show.

In the end, Becky Lynch pleaded with Adam Pearce to have the match changed to a singles bout with Asuka. Lynch got her way, but was defeated in the main event.

Meanwhile, WWE released a statement confirming that the Tag Team Champions had walked out, while Corey Graves described the pair as “unprofessional” on commentary.

Back in the ring, Bobby Lashley saw off Omos in a Cage Match, Riddle pinned Jimmy Uso, Aj Styles & Finn Balor defeated Los Lotharios, and Alexa Bliss picked up the win over Sonya Deville.

Monday Night Raw Ratings

DateAverage Audience18-49 Demo
16/05/2022 Becky Lynch vs. Asuka1,736,000 0.45
09/05/2022 Cody Rhodes vs. Theory US Title1,652,0000.44
02/05/2022 The Bloodline/RK-Bro & McIntyre brawl1,581,0000.38
25/04/2022 Asuka/Musta Ali Return1,613,0000.44
18/04/2022 Cody Rhodes vs. Kevin Owens1,647,0000.47
11/04/2022 Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz1,803,0000.54
04/04/2022 Post-WrestleMania2,101,0000.63
28/03/2022 WrestleMania Raw1,979,0000.55
21/03/2022 Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles1,769,0000.50
14/03/2022 Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins1,700,0000.48
7/03/2022 Kevin Owens challenges Steve Austin1,775,0000.45
28/02/2022 Edge WrestleMania announcement1,753,0000.47
21/02/2022 RK-Bro vs. Rollins & Owens1,825,0000.51
14/02/2022 Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins1,602,0000.44
07/02/2022 Riddle vs. Seth Rollins1,387,0000.36
31/01/2022 Royal Rumble Fallout1,865,0000.47
24/01/2022 Maryse Birthday, Brock-Lashley Weigh-In1,766,0000.46
17/01/2022 Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley1,613,0000.43
10/01/22 Belair vs. Doudrop vs. Morgan1,633,0000.39
03/01/2022 Fatal Four Way1,717,0000.45