The October 18th episode of Monday Night Raw drew the lowest rating on record in the 18-49 year-old demographic.
Television ratings have been the talk of the wrestling world in recent times following the head-to-head between AEW Ramage and WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
The most recent episode of Monday Night Raw following the clash, saw an increase in overall viewership. According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show was watched by an average of 1,593,000 viewers. This was the 6th lowest number in history.
On October 11th, the show pulled in 1.582 million viewers.
However, the show only drew 510,000 viewers in the key 18-49 year old demographic, with a rating of 0.39. This is the lowest recorded rating that the show has ever seen in that particular demographic. It should be noted that records aren’t available for the demographic all of the way back to 1993 when the show launched.
Although Thurston adds that there has never been a lower rating since January 2012. In fact he writes that in 2012, the show scored more than two million viewers in the demographic, only a quarter of what it achieved recently.
WWE Raw last night on USA Network was watched by 1,593,000 viewers on average.
P18-49 was the lowest on record for Raw, since at least 2014, likely ever. The demo rating was 0.39, or about 510,000 viewers. Total viewership was 6th-lowest on record.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2021
The most recent episode of Monday Night Raw saw the finalists in the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournaments decided. Xavier Woods fought his way past Jinder Mahal meaning that he will meet Finn Balor in the finals of King of the Ring at Crown Jewel.
Meanwhile, Doudrop upset Shayna Baszler to win a place in the Queen’s Crown tournament against Zelina Vega.
The show was headlined by the Raw Women’s Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair. The two women who will be swapping brands after Crown Jewel as a result of the Draft, left it all in the ring in an often chaotic contest. In the end Flair was disqualified, thus retaining her title after trying to attack Belair with a chair.