WWE Raw Consistently Tops Key Demos, but Why is No One Talking About It?

Published 05/10/2021, 11:51 AM EDT


Monday Night Raw has been the flagship program of WWE TV for over 25 years now! Raw is the longest-running, weekly episodic television show in history. The who’s who of the business have been a part of Raw.

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However, over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about Raw’s viewership getting worse and WWE losing their fanbase. Today, we dig into WWE Raw’s ratings and find out if that’s true or not.

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WWE Raw ratings over the weeks – is it really getting worse?

We did thorough research for the ratings of Monday Night Raw in the past month. Well, WWE Raw is nowhere close to being at its worst in terms of ratings.

We say that because as per the numbers from Showbuzz Daily, WWE Raw has consistently been at the top of the key demographic mountain.

The red brand of WWE has been in the top 3 key demographics of the night among the Top 50 Cable Telecasts for five weeks straight! Yes, the viewership has fluctuated, but the top spot is always taken by WWE.

However, no one points it out because WWE topping the key demo isn’t the cool thing to do. It would be cool if it was AEW Dynamite, right?

Yes, WWE Raw’s viewership isn’t what it used to be in the glory days. When WWE Raw was red hot, the show did an average 5 million viewers.

Either way, that’s history. The world is constantly changing, and the number of TV viewers isn’t as many as there were back in the day.

Of course, there is room for improvement

Monday Night Raw consistently pulls off somewhere between 1.7M to 2.4M viewers on a regular basis even today. Plus, the social media consumption of users across the globe also amounts to more eyeballs for the product. It’s a sad thing that wrestling fans play favorites and don’t point out the obvious victories of other promotions.

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We also agree that Monday Night Raw could improve its ratings if the writing improves or if they reduce the show’s runtime from three hours to two hours.

A three-hour show is tougher to write and can be loose in the middle. That’s when the viewers go. But all in all, Raw is not doing bad numbers, and it’s just the decrease in cable viewers over the years.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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