5/16 WWE RAW averages 3.19 million viewers on Monday night before Extreme Rules, third hour dips below three million

Last night’s 5/16 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.19 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to Showbuzzdaily.com.

This is down from last week’s show that drew an average of 3.24 million viewers and still among the lowest audience totals for a non-holiday RAW outside of Monday Night Football competition since 1997.

Hourly breakdowns were as follows.

Hour 1: 3.376 million viewers (up from 3.345 million viewers last week)

Hour 2: 3.302 million viewers (down from 3.356 million viewers)

Hour 3: 2.894 million viewers (down from 3.013 million viewers)

RAW averaged a 1.09 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night, down from a 1.13 rating last week. The NBA Playoffs dominated the night on cable on TNT drawing 8.71 million viewers and post-game coverage drawing 4.06 million viewers.