WWE Raw ratings up for WrestleMania 39 go-home show
The go-home Raw for WrestleMania last night averaged 1.84 million viewers with a 0.56 rating in 18-49 and a 0.41 rating in 18-34, winning the night on cable and beating everything on network TV except The Bachelor and The Voice.
The show had the daylight saving time pattern of people tuning in later, as the second hour was the most-watched, but there was a significant third-hour drop, unlike last week when they kept the Roman Reigns appearance until the end. This week's third hour was built around Cody Rhodes vs. Solo Sikoa.
Raw was first in almost every key demo. In women 18-49, Raw did a 0.36, barely beating two NCAA women's basketball tournament games which did 0.35 and 0.34 in women 18-49 respectively. Raw did a 0.24 in women 12-34, behind the Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech game at 0.25.
Raw was 16th for the day in total viewers on cable, behind 13 news shows and the two women's college basketball games.
In particular, Raw was well above usual with men under the age of 35. It was the best Raw numbers since the episode after Elimination Chamber.
The Maryland vs. South Carolina game did 2,167,000/0.40 and the Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech game did 233,000/0.44, both on ESPN. There was also a U.S. vs. El Salvador soccer game that did 433,000/0.17 on TNT. ESPN2 had an XFL game that did 371,000/0.10.
Raw was up four percent in viewers from last week, up one percent in 18-49, and up five percent in 18-34.
From last year's go-home show, Raw was down seven percent in viewers, and it's been rare for this year's number to be behind last year. But it was even in 18-49 year-over-year and this year was up 21 percent in 18-34, again showing the audience is younger than in 2022.
Factoring in homes lost by cable, the real percentage drops are one percent in viewers, an increase of six percent in 18-49, and an increase of 26 percent in 18-34.
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As far as first-to-third hour drops, it was down 14 percent in women 18-49, no drop in men 18-49, a 16 percent drop in women 12-34, a six percent drop in men 12-34, and an 11 percent drop with people over 50.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 1.91 million viewers9 p.m. 1.92 million viewers10 p.m. 1.70 million viewers