Raw on Monday, the first show with a semblance of a crowd in more than two months, still did the second lowest number in modern show history averaging 1.74 million viewers over the three hours, down one percent from the previous second lowest mark set last week.
The first-to-third hour drop was seven percent, which is lower than usual. It’s a combination of a better show to keep the existing viewers and the fact that the Memorial Day Raw often starts out lower and a lot of people tune in later due to the holiday.
Raw finished in 14th place overall and tied for first place at 0.51 in the 18-49 demo with an episode of 90 Day Fiance on TLC. Among non-news shows, Raw was fifth overall.
The Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne Johnson, which went head-to-head with the first two hours did 3.44 million viewers on NBC and a 0.7 in 18-49. ABC, CBS, and FOX all had rerun programming. ABC with a rerun of two episodes of Celebrity Family Feud won the night overall while Titan Games was the highest rated show on television in 18-34, 18-49 (with both men and women), and 25-54.
The audience was down 21 percent from the same show last year overall and 29 percent down in 18-49.
An example of the Memorial Day difference is that the third hour was actually up four percent from the first hour with men 18-49 and with teenage girls, but was down 17 percent with women 18-49 and 16 percent with men 12-34.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 1.81 million viewers
9 p.m. 1.73 million viewers
10 p.m. 1.67 million viewers