The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for the April 17th edition of the show, and the numbers fell once more this week. The hype from last week’s superstar shakeup obviously didn’t make viewers flock into the flagship brand this week, as last night’s show drew 3.346 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 3.429 million viewers.
This week’s episode of RAW, which featured no appearances by Stephanie McMahon or Triple H, no Roman Reigns (who we now know lost his brother on Monday, plus he was selling the injury angle from last week), and no top singles champion in Brock Lesnar, didn’t do as well as last week, so those hoping that the “revived” rosters would help things may be a bit disappointed.
- First Hour: 3.405 million viewers (3.432 million viewers last week)
- Second Hour: 3.469 million viewers (3.600 million viewers last week)
- Third Hour: 3.165 million viewers (3.165 million viewers last week)
RAW was #3 on cable for the night in viewership, falling behind behind the NBA Playoff games on TNT. RAW was #5 in the 18-49 demographic, falling behind Love & Hip-Hop, the NBA games on TNT, and Basketball Wives. In the coveted 18-49 demographic, RAW drew a 1.19 cable rating for last night’s episode.