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WWE RAW Ratings: Christmas Day episode viewership REVEALED

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WWE’s flagship show, WWE RAW, experienced a unique twist this year as it aired on Christmas Day. Unlike its usual live format, the December 25th episode was a special ‘best-of’ compilation.

This deviation from the norm has had a noticeable impact on its viewership numbers.

WWE RAW Ratings: A Dip in Viewership

According to data from Wrestlenomics, the Christmas Day episode of WWE RAW attracted an average of 698,000 viewers.

This figure represents a significant drop from the previous week’s live episode, which had garnered 1.562 million viewers.

The key demographic for the show, adults aged 18 to 49, also saw a decrease, with the rating falling to .18, compared to the .47 rating of the December 18th episode.

Comparison with Previous Weeks

To put these numbers into perspective, it’s essential to look at the viewership trends over the past few weeks. The December 11th broadcast of WWE RAW had a viewership of 1,466,000 and a .46 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic.

This was a slight decline from the December 4th episode, which recorded 1.533 million total viewers and a 0.49 rating in the same demographic.

Going back a bit further, the November 27th episode saw a viewership of 1,884,000 and a .65 rating, indicating a more robust performance.

WWE RAW Ratings: The Impact of a Non-Live Episode

The decision to air a non-live, ‘best-of’ episode on Christmas Day was undoubtedly a factor in the reduced viewership.

Holiday programming often faces challenges in maintaining regular audience numbers, and WWE RAW was no exception.

The festive period typically sees a shift in viewing habits, with audiences engaging in holiday activities rather than following their usual television routines.

Looking Ahead: WWE RAW’s Future Episodes

WWE RAW is set to return to its live format on January 1st with the Day 1 special. This episode is highly anticipated, featuring Seth Rollins defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre.

Additionally, Rhea Ripley will put her WWE Women’s World Title on the line against Ivy Nile. These matchups are expected to draw significant attention and potentially boost viewership numbers.

FAQs

  • What was the viewership for the WWE RAW Christmas Day episode?
    • The episode attracted an average of 698,000 viewers.
  • How did this viewership compare to previous weeks?
    • It was significantly lower than the previous week’s 1.562 million viewers.
  • What demographic is primarily measured for WWE RAW ratings?
    • The key demographic is adults aged 18 to 49.
  • Why was there a drop in viewership for the Christmas Day episode?
    • The non-live, ‘best-of’ format and holiday programming likely contributed to the decrease.
  • What is expected in the next WWE RAW episode?
    • The return to a live format with title defenses by Seth Rollins and Rhea Ripley is anticipated to boost viewership.
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