WWE Raw ratings drop despite John Cena’s return


John Cena returned to celebrate his 20 year anniversary on last night’s episode of “WWE Raw.” Although not all the big audiences of last week turned up to see the return of the legend, the show once again saw decent numbers.

Wrestlenomics More recently, numbers were released for the June 27 episode of “Raw” and the show averaged 1,951,000 viewers, a 2% drop in viewership. The core demographic suffered a similar decline over the past week, with an average viewing audience of 700,000 (0.54 P18-49), down 2% from last Monday. However, those numbers are still on the high end, as last week’s event had its highest viewership since the weeks following WrestleMania 38 in April. “Raw” is still ranked #1 in the 18-49 demographic for cable originals and #1 for that demographic in broadcast primetime. The second hour of “Raw” earned its highest demographic number with a rating of 0.56 for the evening. Hour one came in second with 0.55, and hour three came in third with 0.50.

Vince McMahon appeared to introduce Cena around the 10 p.m. ET deadline, and Cena cut a promo and thanked fans for making it not about him, but “us.” The June 27 episode of “Raw” was packed with star power to celebrate Cena – several Hall of Famers and former top stars presented video messages wishing Cena a happy two decades in WWE. The show began with a “Last Chance” battle royal to determine who would receive the final spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Riddle won the bout after eliminating The Miz. In the evening’s main event, Becky Lynch earned her place in the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match by defeating Nikki Ashe, Tamina, Shayna Baszler, Xia Lee and Dawdrop.

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More viewers stay connected for the latest episode of “Miz and Mrs”. Later, the show was watched by an average audience of 669,000 and 274,000 in the 18–49 demographic (0.29 P18–49 rating). It features the fourth episode of “Miz and Mrs”. Episode three saw a 14% increase in overall viewership, and a 5% increase in demographics.

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