WWE’s flagship show Monday Night Raw drew the lowest rating of the show’s twenty-eight-year history on Monday’s show.
The 5th of July edition of Raw drew an average of 1.472 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics. The key demo of 18-49 has been the talk of the wrestling world in recent years and Raw attained 0.41 in that metric. The 0.41 number equates to 536,000 viewers in that age range. Those numbers represent a drop of 6.24% from the previous week’s viewership of 1.570 million.
Raw came at the end of the holiday weekend in the US as people celebrated July 4th, with holiday editions of ll shows normally down on the usual rating. This episode of Raw however was down 12.7% from the same week in 2020 in total viewers and down 16.3% in the 18-49 key demo.
The previous lowest rated episode of Raw came on December 14, 2020, with that edition of the red brand drawing 1.526 million with the 18-49 demo rating the same as this week’s edition.
Raw was headlined by The New Day facing Bobby Lashley and MVP in tag team action. The New Day was able to knock off the WWE Champion and MVP when Kofi Kingston nailed MVP with the Trouble In Paradise. There was more tag team action on the show when Cedric Alexander teamed with Elias to face R-Truth and Jaxson Ryker with Ryker pinning the former Hurt Business member for the victory.
The third of four tag team matches on the three-hour show saw Lucha House Party defeat the former RETRIBUTION team of Mace and T-Bar. Eight women tag team action also took place as Nikki A.S.H teamed with Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Asuka falling to defeat against the team of Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Eva Marie, and Doudrop.
The night started with an episode of Miz TV featuring John Morrison. This led to many of the participants in the Money In The Bank match coming to the ring and ended with a match between Morrison and Ricochet. That match ended when Miz kept Ricochet on the outside long enough to allow Morrison to win by count-out.
Mustafa Ali and Mansoor met one on one after weeks of Ali trying to give the Saudi superstar unwanted advice. Two former WWE Champions faced off in Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal. McIntyre defeated his former 3MB stablemate by disqualification when Veer and Shanky got involved in the action. Riddle also warmed up for Money In The Bank by defeating one-half of the Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles after Styles was distracted by the Viking Raiders.