WWE Raw ratings/viewership for this week

May 11, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Monday’s live WrestleMania Backlash go-home edition of WWE RAW, featuring the final build for Sunday’s pay-per-view with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre in the non-title main event, drew an average of 1.820 million viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is down 2.8% from last week’s 1.872 million viewers.

For this week’s show, the first hour drew 1.912 million viewers (last week’s hour 1 – 1.891 million), the second hour drew 1.828 million viewers (last week’s hour 2 – 1.979 million) and the final hour drew 1.746 million viewers (last week’s hour 3 – 1.746 million).

RAW ranked #7 for the night in viewership on cable, even with last week’s #7 spot, and behind Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, The Ingraham Angle, and Special Report. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 3.125 million viewers, ranking #6 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.25 rating in the key demo.

RAW ranked #1 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with an average 18-49 demographic rating of 0.53, even with last week’s #1 ranked 0.53. This is the seventh week in a row that RAW ranked #1, which comes seven weeks after an eight-week run at #1 ended due to college basketball. This is the seventeenth week where RAW had no football competition, and the seventh since the recent NCAA basketball competition on cable, which put them back in a multi-week streak at #1 on cable.

This week’s RAW viewership was down 2.8% from last week, while the key demo rating stayed even.

This week’s RAW viewership was down 5% from the same week in 2020, while the key demo rating was down 7% from the same week 2020. It should be noted that last year’s episode was the post-Money In the Bank show that featured Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy.

Wonderful World of Disney on ABC drew an average of 2.027 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while The Neighborhood drew 5.108 million viewers on CBS, The Voice drew 6.030 million viewers on NBC, 911 drew 5.829 million viewers on FOX and CW’s All American drew 289,000 viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.

Below is our 2021 RAW Viewership Tracker, along with the WWE Top 10 video for last night’s show:

January 4 Episode: 2.128 million viewers with a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Legends Night episode)
January 11 Episode: 1.819 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 18 Episode: 1.855 million viewers with a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 25 Episode: 1.820 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 1 Episode: 1.892 million viewers with a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 8 Episode: 1.715 million viewers with a 0.49 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 15 Episode: 1.810 million viewers with a 0.57 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 22 Episode: 1.890 million viewers with a 0.57 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
March 1 Episode: 1.884 million viewers with a 0.58 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 8 Episode: 1.900 million viewers with a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 15 Episode: 1.843 million viewers with a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 22 Episode: 1.816 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Fastlane episode)
March 29 Episode: 1.701 million viewers with a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 5 Episode: 1.701 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 12 Episode: 2.026 million viewers with a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-WrestleMania 37 episode)
April 19 Episode: 1.907 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 26 Episode: 1.774 million viewers with a 0.49 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 3 Episode: 1.872 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 10 Episode: 1.820 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 17 Episode:

2020 Total: 97.744 million viewers over 52 episodes
2020 Average: 1.880 million viewers per episode

2019 Total: 125.746 million viewers over 52 episodes
2019 Average: 2.418 million viewers per episode

2018 Total: 149.628 million viewers over 53 episodes
2018 Average: 2.823 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers over 52 episodes
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

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