Last week we reported that the ratings for Monday Night Raw were up for the first time in a few weeks. The trend did not continue as this week’s episode saw a drop in viewership from the episode after Money in the Bank.

The show drew an average of 1.757 million viewers, which is down from the 1.92 million who tuned in on 11 May. However, it is not as low as the 1.686 million who tuned into the 4 May episode, which was the lowest for Raw of all time.

The hourly breakdown for 18 May was as follows:

  • Hour 1: 1.818 million
  • Hour 2: 1.810 million
  • Hour 3: 1.644 million

It was advertised that there would be a match between Smackdown’s Baron Corbin and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. There was a Women’s Tag Team Title match between Nikki Cross and Alexa bliss against the Iconics.

Edge and Randy Orton were also featured in the show to finalise their match up for the upcoming Backlash pay per view in June. It seems none of these match ups made fans not want to tune in as much as last week.