A look at the 2021 Monday Night Raw television ratings

Jan 1, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

It was not the best of years for Raw when it comes to television ratings as their average viewership dropped compared to 2020, a year which saw empty arena shows and virtual fans.

In 2021, Monday Night Raw averaged a total of 1,756,000 viewers over 52 weeks, down 122,000 viewers from the 2020 average. In the 18-49 demo, Raw averaged a 0.50.

The show hit rock-bottom this year a couple of times, breaking the record of the least viewership in the show’s history.

The July 5 show averaged just 1,472,000 viewers for the least-watched episode ever and the December 6 episode drew the worst 18-49 demo with just an average of 0.35.

Raw only surpassed the 2 million viewer mark three times this year, with the January 4, April 12, and August 23 shows. Last year, Raw went over 2 million a total of 13 times.

The most-watched Raw of 2021 was the January 4 Legends night which pulled in 2,127,000 viewers and a 0.68 rating in 18-49. The post-Mania Raw did 2,206,000 viewers and an identical 0.68 rating while the post-SummerSlam show drew 2,067,000 viewers with a 0.64 rating.

click here for the 2021 Wrestling TV Viewership grid

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