PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.
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Last night’s “Raw After Mania” on USA Network drew a Nielsen Rating of 2.62 for live and same night DVR viewership. That’s up from the 2.24 last week and the best rating dating to before Summerslam.
A year ago, “Raw After Mania” drew a 2.93 rating.
UPFirst hour viewership was 3.826 million viewers, with a small jump in the second hour, and then a drop to 3.583 million in the third hour. The first-to-third hour drop off was 243,000, right in line with the 20 week average of 240,000.
Keller’s Analysis: This jump was a little above what you’d have predicted. Last year, the rating the week after Raw went up by 0.27. This year the rating went up from last week by 0.38. I’m eager to see what next week does without an NCAA game against Raw and with the promise of a Superstar Shakeup.
NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S RAW RATINGS REPORT: Raw Ratings: Final numbers are in for last Raw before WrestleMania 33 – key metrics, compared to last year, hour to hour changes (w/Keller’s Analysis)