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WWE drew a 2.33 rating, the third straight week under 2.4. Plus, the fall TV trend of viewership declining each hour continued.
WWE Raw TV Ratings Report
— October 12: Monday’s Raw scored a 2.33 rating, basically the same as a 2.35 rating last week and 2.33 rating two weeks ago.
In the key demographic ratings, Raw dipped more than one-tenth of a rating in males 18-34 & 18-49 to a one-month low. Adults 18-49 was about the same as the previous four weeks during the start of Fall TV Season.
– Raw averaged 3.284 million viewers, down three percent from last week’s audience of 3.378 million viewers. This was the fewest viewers of the year, an historical low going back to the mid-1990s, and in the same territory as Christmas Eve Raw 2012.
Once again, the third hour of Raw leaked viewers as the show went on, nearly drawing fewer than 3.0 million viewers.
Hourly Break Down: 3.518 million first hour viewers (most in one month), 3.254 million second hour viewers, and 3.082 million third hour viewers.
By comparison, Monday Night Football on ESPN drew a pretty standard audience of 12.1 million viewers for a competitive game that came down to the last play of the game.
– One year ago this week, Raw drew a 2.74 rating, four-tenths of a rating (15 percent) higher than this week’s episode.
Two years ago this week, Raw drew a 2.88 rating. Three years ago this week was a 2.79 rating.