After last week’s low point, with Monday Night Raw drawing the lowest viewership of 2018, there was nowhere to go but up. Sure enough, this week’s show drew 2.74 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.68 million viewers.
The hourly breakdown shows a much bigger drop from hour one to hour two with less of a drop to hour three:
Hour one: 2.90 million
Hour two: 2.69 million
Hour three: 2.63 million
That’s likely explained by the fact that the NBA Playoffs were on, featuring a highly anticipated match-up featuring the Golden State Warriors taking on the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Final. So, really, the NBA — and to a lesser extent NHL — playoff schedule may continue having an impact until their respective seasons end.