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Through the first ten weeks of 2016, WWE Raw has averaged a 2.57 rating, which falls in the range of the mid-1990s as the Monday Night Wars was ramping up.
This year’s initial 10-week average is down 11.6 percent from a 2.91 average rating to begin 2015.
The difference is even more pronounced going back a few years on the Road to WrestleMania in the Three-Hour Raw Era…
Raw’s 10-Week Average at Year-Start
- 2016: 2.57 avg. rating / 3.623 million avg. live viewers (Year 4 down 1.0 million viewers from 2013)
- 2015: 2.91 avg. rating / 3.994 million avg. live viewers (Year 3)
- 2014: 3.21 avg. rating / 4.502 million avg. live viewers (Year 2)
- 2013: 3.35 avg. rating / 4.657 million avg. live viewers (first full year of three-hour Raws)