WWE Raw ratings 18 Jan 2021: Alexa Bliss, Randy Orton and more bump up the ratings


WWE Raw saw a small ratings boost after its latest episode thanks to Randy Orton and Alexa Bliss

WWE Raw has been reeling behind in the ratings war with SmackDown ruling the roost. The promotion has tried a lot of things in recent months but to no avail.

The short-lived Raw Underground segment has been completely forgotten. WWE even brought in a ton of legends recently, which also led to a slight boost.

Alexa Bliss is a former WWE women's champion
Alexa Bliss and Asuka met in a playground segment on Raw (WWE)

This week, the big talking point was Randy Orton making his return after being burned by Alexa Bliss.

Bliss also had a major segment while Drew McIntyre was going to speak despite contracting Covid-19.

There also were some big matches for a place in the Royal Rumble match with Ricochet taking on AJ Styles.

WWE Raw results

Charlotte Flair beats Peyton Royce

Mace beats Xavier Woods

Shayna Baszler beats Mandy Rose

Adam Pearce couldn't allow Ricochet an entry into the Royal Rumble
Ricochet needed to beat AJ Styles to get into the Rumble (WWE)

AJ Styles beats Ricochet

Hurt Business beats Riddle and Lucha House Party

Jeff Hardy beats Jaxson Ryker

Alexa Bliss beats Asuka

WWE Raw ratings

Showbuzz Daily (h/t Wrestling News) confirmed that the ratings for this WWE Raw was slightly better than the previous outing.

This Raw brought in an average of 1.854million viewers. This viewership was up from last week which got in 1.819m over the three hours.

The first hour got in 1.991m viewers. The second and third got 1.875m and 1.697m, respectively. WWE Raw also got in decent numbers in the key 18-49 demography with 0.64, 0.61 and 0.56 in each of the three hours.

Shayna Baszler got the better of Mandy Rose again
Shayna Baszler defeated Mandy Rose easily (WWE)

However, the numbers weren’t as high as some might have expected. WWE didn’t have any competition from ESPN regarding the NFL or college football.

Raw has been struggling in the ratings war for a while and this was another rather average outing for the Red brand.

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