This Week's WWE Raw Viewership Declines, SmackDown Live's Rises

Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch appeared on both shows this Fastlane go-home week...

With Fastlane 2019 taking place this Sunday (full card available here), WWE WrestleMania 35 season is in full swing - although you wouldn't know that looking at this week's Raw TV ratings.

Despite one of the best endings in recent memory on last week's show as Batista returned to ruin Ric Flair's 70th birthday celebrations, this week's saw a decrease in the all-important numbers, dropping to an average of 2.783 million viewers from 2.992 million the previous week.

Here's the hourly breakdown:

  • Hour 1: 3.065 million

  • Hour 2: 2.798 million

  • Hour 3: 2.485 million

These numbers mean this week's Raw finished fifth for the night on cable TV.

As for SmackDown Live, which took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA and saw a fantastic Fatal 4-Way take places for the United States Championship, that averaged 2.155 million viewers, up from 2.150 million the previous week.

This week's blue brand show had some stiff competition to go up against, as Curse of Oak Island did 3.511 million viewers, the Rachel Maddow Show did 3.062, and Project Blue Book did 1.508.

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