Fresh off the heels of the highly anticipated SummerSlam weekend, this Monday's episode of "WWE Raw" delivered a noteworthy uptick in viewership. Data sourced from Wrestlenomics indicates that the August 7 broadcast attracted an impressive average of 1,888,000 viewers.
Significantly, 793,000 of these viewers belonged to the coveted 18 to 49 age bracket, translating to a 0.61 P18-49 rating. To put things into perspective, these metrics mark a 7% surge in overall viewership from the previous week's episode.
Even more compelling is the 14% growth witnessed within the crucial demographic. Such commendable figures haven't graced the WWE Raw charts since the June 26 airing.
Yearly Ratings: A Comparative Analysis
Reflecting on year-over-year performance, the episode that aired on August 2, 2022, commanded an audience of 2,230,000, with the key demographic viewer count standing at 796,000.
Although both post-SummerSlam WWE ratings for 2022 and 2023 surpass the figures recorded in 2021, it's crucial to note that this year's post-SummerSlam boost, as highlighted by Wrestlenomics, was slightly muted compared to the boosts witnessed in the three preceding years.
However, what might have contributed to this week's spike in viewership were the captivating in-ring segments and confrontations. The episode saw Chad Gable earn a significant victory over Matt Riddle, Ricochet, and Tomasso Ciampa, setting the stage for a face-off with GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship.
Meanwhile, Shayna Baszler secured a win against Zoey Stark. Audiences were also treated to a tension-filled face-off between LA Knight and The Miz. A significant twist was Shinsuke Nakamura's heel turn, where he ambushed World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
Interestingly, viewership numbers hit their zenith in the episode's initial 30 minutes, following an electrifying opening segment with Rollins, Cody Rhodes, Sam Zayn, and Judgment Day. Yet, the numbers experienced another spike during the intense confrontation between Miz and Knight. Given such episodes, it's no wonder WWE continues to command a loyal viewership base.