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Update: Monday’s Raw TV ratings are in for the final episode of 2015 featuring the return of John Cena and re-involvement of Mr. McMahon…
WWE Raw TV Ratings Tracking
– December 28: Raw scored a 2.47 rating, up from a 2.33 rating for the Slammys last week, but down from a 2.66 rating two weeks ago.
In the demographic ratings, Raw was up among all adults 18-49 – the John Cena Factor – but the males 18-34 and males 18-49 demos were down significantly, likely because of the Monday Night Football game.
– Raw averaged 3.536 million viewers, up 4.6 percent from last week’s big drop to 3.377 million viewers.
Hourly Break Down: 3.695 million first hour viewers, loss of about 200,000 viewers to 3.488 million second hour viewers, and a smaller decline to 3.425 million third hour viewers.
The third hour was against a tightly-contested Monday Night Football game between two first-place teams, which drew the highest rating of the football season. WWE countered with John Cena’s Raw TV return and U.S. Title match. The third hour declined two percent, but held up reasonably well considering the football competition.
The football game featured first-place Cincinnati Bengals vs. first-place Denver Broncos in another close Monday night game to wrap up the MNF season.
Last Three Weeks of Raw
12/7 – 2.15 rating pre-TLC
12/14 – 2.66 rating post-TLC
12/21 – 2.33 rating
12/28 – 2.47 rating