Post-Wrestlemania Raw Audience Jumps With Yes Movement, End Of Streak

This week's episode of Monday Night Raw did an average viewing audience of 5,146,333 viewers on the USA Network. The post-Wrestlemania 30 show did hours as follows:

  • Hour one - 5,313,000 viewers
  • Hour two - 5,094,000 viewers
  • Hour three - 5,032,000 viewers

The average was the largest post-Wrestlemania Raw audience since the April 4, 2011 audience that did 5.6 million viewers.  What's even more impressive is the show was up against stiff competition in the same demographic, up against the finals of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.  The game drew an average viewing audience of 21,000,000 viewers.

The one hour WWE Hall of Fame special that proceeded Raw did an average viewing audience of 2,400,000 viewers, also on the USA Network.

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WWE Raw Viewership Archive

  • Matt

    WOW!!! Especially during NCAA finals to break 5 million!!! WWE is perfectly fine pulling numbers like that!!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Maybe I’m biased since I was there live, but I think it would’ve been tough to give this big audience a stronger show. Exciting from top to bottom, full of surprises, with a super hot crowd. It’s a Raw we needed, and it came at the perfect time.

    • Splat

      Watching from home and I thought it was the best Raw I have seen in a very long time. When Paige’s music hit I jumped out of my chair haha.

      • Bob’s Diner

        I actually didn’t think it was that great a show, other than a couple of segments. I find it interesting that WWE now expect their audience to be up to date with NXT as well – there was no explanation of who Paige is at all

        • Whammaster

          Well trust us, your in a minority group with that thinking. Even if you caught 1 or 2 episodes of NXT (come on, you had to of watched Arrival atleast) you would of understood the excitement. Its not our fault your being closed minded with this situation.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Have not watched Arrival. I don’t believe anyone outside the US can legally watch it. That doesn’t make me close-minded. Look at Emma – WWE expected her to debut and be over right away, but her stupid dance didn’t translate like it did in NXT. The commentators actually had to explain to viewers that her dance was really popular in NXT.

            Again, WWE offered no explanation about who this girl interrupting AJ was or why she deserved an automatic title shot. If it had been any other night half the crowd would have felt the same as me.

          • Whammaster

            What part of “its Paige! the current NXT womens champion is coming to the ring” did you not understand.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Again, only the hardcore fans watch NXT. Why should that matter to me or the millions of kids that watch this show and don’t watch NXT?

            Not ONCE did Paige say who she was. It took about 3 minutes for AJ to mention Paige was from NXT (but never mentioned her name either). It was a really poorly executed segment that only hardcore fans enjoyed

  • ron

    Didn’t the hall of fame show come on after RAW and not “proceed” it? Or is this info from a west coast source?

    • Bob’s Diner

      Proceed does mean after
      Precede means before


  • Bob’s Diner

    So… what are the Daniel Bryan haters going to try and pin that rating on?

    • cory zepperi


      • Bob’s Diner

        A guy that wasn’t on the show? Sounds about right…

        • cory zepperi

          Places that never cover wrestling had stories about the streak ending which made more casual viewers tune in to hear more about it.

          • Bob’s Diner

            Oh you were actually being serious?

  • supercilious1

    It will be interesting to see what happens next week. As a viewer I don’t like to be promised a big championship match only for it to NOT happen. WWE made fans wait the whole night for that.

  • BIG M

    This outa help WWE with getting a new TV contract.