WWE Raw crashed to an all-time low in the ratings for the Christmas Day edition of the show which featured some of the top matches from 2023.
Wrestlenomics has reported that the Best of 2023 edition of Monday Night Raw attracted an average of just 698,000 viewers and a 0.18 rating in the key 18 – 49 demo. This is the lowest viewership and 18-49 rating in the long history of WWE’s flagship show.
While it was a holiday special showcasing some of the best matches that have taken place in the company over the last 12 months, the Best of 2022 edition from the year before attracted an average viewership of 1,047,000 and a 0.27 in the 18-49 demo, marking a huge drop-off year-on-year. Although 2022’s edition aired on Boxing Day rather than Christmas Day itself.
Could WWE Raw Record Lead To AEW Victory?
While there may be plenty of asterisks by those who want to see them next to Raw’s holiday rating, the fact is the show could be beaten by AEW Dynamite in the ratings as Tony Khan’s company aired a usual live show ahead of the Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30th.
The Holiday Bash edition of Dynamite from the 20th of December attracted a total average of 782,000 viewers and a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demo. Should AEW achieve that for the New Year’s Bash edition of its flagship show, then it will mark a rare win for AEW with Dynamite never beating Raw in terms of total viewership before.