Another day, another shoddy wrestling TV rating, with this week's episode of WWE Raw falling to its lowest viewership of 2020 so far.
Per data from Showbuzz Daily, the red brand's total viewers declined 4% to an average of 1.84 million across its three hours. This breaks down as follows:-
Hour one: 1.94 million.
Hour two: 1.87 million.
Hour three: 1.71 million.
The average viewership represents a 22% drop on the previous year (h/t Figure Four Online's Dave Meltzer).
As far as the key 18-49 demographic goes, Raw was first overall on the night, notching a 0.56 rating - the exact same as the previous week. The show was the 27th most-watched on cable for the night but the second (behind 90 Day Fiancé) if news shows relating to the ongoing global health crisis are taken out of the equation.
The trend is disappointing, though it's unlikely to change until the ongoing global situation sorts itself out and crowds bring the noise back to American wrestling shows. Almost everything is down at the moment. All shows are likely reduced to the hardcore base now, regardless of the promotion, and there's little that can be done to ease the trend.