Monday Night Raw Draws Its Worst Rating Of The Year and Second Lowest In History

Monday’s episode of Raw on Memorial Day averaged 2.613 million viewers, making it the least watched episode of the year.

The final rating of the show was just a 1.75.

Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that it was the second lowest-rated Raw in history, beating only an episode on September 26, 2016. That show went up a United States presidential debate and did a 1.74 rating, with 2,464,000 viewers.

He also noted that only one episode of WCW Monday Nitro, which aired during the dying days of WCW on December 11, 2000, ever did a rating lower than a 1.75.

The rating is based on the percentage of homes that get the USA Network, so cord cutting doesn’t factor into the rating. It was also noted that the USA Network is available in 91.8 million homes, while it was available in 92.7 million homes a year ago, a drop of 1%. This year’s Raw rating was down 19.1% from last year’s Memorial Day episode, which scored a 2.19 rating with 3.222 million viewers.

Monday’s Raw featured Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins in the main event, as well as a Triple Threat Match between Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, and Samoa Joe.