Raw Ratings Plummet as Majority of Viewers Tune In to See LeBron James Get Swept

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With the Western Conference Finals and Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final in full swing, the ratings of Raw were sure to take a hit.

The show drew an average of 2.13 million viewers, which was up 290,000 viewers from last week and the highest total since Raw’s post-WrestleMania episode. Raw was third in total viewers behind the NBA and NHL but first in the 18-49 demo with a 0.67 rating.

​This article summarizes the viewership ratings of WWE Raw on May 22, 2023. It states that despite there being no NBA games airing the same night, the ratings were adversely affected by the NHL and NBA games. Raw was third in total viewers, but first in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.67 rating, and had an average of 2.13 million viewers, 290,000 more than the previous week. WWE.com and <a href="https Despite competition from the Western Conference Finals Game 4 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, Raw‘s viewership averaged 1.638 million people and a .54 key demo rating. This represents a 4.5% week-to-week decline in viewership and 7% drop in the 18-49 demographic rating. Raw finished fifth among cable originals, with only the hockey playoff game between the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes drawing similar numbers. Forbes and Cageside Seats have more information. For the full Raw ratings click here.

This week’s Raw saw peak numbers in the first two hours, with a usual third hour drop off. Viewership and 18-49 numbers for each hour were 1.72 million/.54, 1.69 million/.58, and 1.50 million/.50 respectively. Next week will feature the Night of Champions fallout show, free of NBA competition. For results and a live blog, click here. For the full ratings, click here. This article recaps and reviews the May 22nd, 2023 WWE Raw show. It includes ratings and video highlights, with hyperlinks to a recap and reaction article, and video highlights.

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