This week's edition of WWE RAW, which followed the Backlash pay-per-view and WWE Draft, ranked #9 for the day in cable viewership. Despite stiff competition from the NBA Playoffs, it held steady with last week's #9 ranking for the night.
The Warriors vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs game led the night on the Cable Top 150, scoring a 2.71 critical demo rating and drawing 7.522 million viewers. However, Monday's RAW recorded the lowest critical demo rating since February 27.
It ranks as the year's eighth-lowest total audience and ties for the fifth-lowest critical demo rating. Despite these setbacks, this week's audience and critical demo rating surpassed the 2022 average. RAW viewership increased 0.39% from last week, while the critical demo rating dropped 5.55%.
Compared to the same week in 2022, Monday's RAW viewership saw an 8.05% boost, and the 18-49 critical demo rating jumped 15.90%. The 2022 episode was the post-WrestleMania Backlash show.
RAW's 8pm Broadcast Competitors
In the 8 pm hour on broadcast TV, Jeopardy!
Masters on ABC pulled in an average of 5.778 million viewers, outpacing The Neighborhood on CBS (4.734 million viewers), The Voice on NBC (5.472 million viewers), 911 on FOX (4.477 million viewers), All American on CW (459,000 viewers), Top Chef VIP on Telemundo (999,000 viewers), and Perdona Nuestros Pecados on Univision (1.523 million viewers).
Jeopardy! Masters scored the top critical demo rating of the night with a 0.63, while NCIS on CBS attracted the highest viewership with 6.637 million and a 0.40 critical demo rating. Broadcasting from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, Monday's post-Backlash and post-Draft edition of WWE RAW featured WWE Backlash fallout, WWE Draft fallout, an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, and several high-profile matches.
The announced lineup included Damian Priest vs. Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Triple Threat and Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor in a second Triple Threat. The main event culminated in a semifinal match between Rollins and Balor.