9/19 WWE Raw TV Ratings – Did Monday’s show rebound from year-low?

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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Monday’s WWE Raw improved one-tenth of a TV rating, while the rest of the show’s metrics were nearly identical to last week’s poor kick-off to the Fall TV season against Monday Night Football.

WWE Raw TV Ratings Tracking

September 19: WWE Raw scored a 1.97 TV rating, up one-tenth from a 1.88 rating last week.

Raw remained under the 2.0 mark in back-to-back weeks for the first time in two decades going back to the mid-1990s.

In the demographics, Raw scored nearly the same ratings as last week…

  • Adults 18-49 was unchanged from a tied year-low with the Fourth of July
  • Males 18-34 was virtually identical at a tied year-low with the Fourth of July
  • Males 18-49 slightly improved from a dramatic decline last week to a year-low

– Raw’s three hours averaged 2.684 million viewers, nearly the same as 2.690 million viewers last week.

The slight decline of less than one percent can be found in smaller first and second hour viewership…

  • First Hour: 2.734 million viewers, down about 100,000 viewers from last week
  • Second Hour: 2.686 million viewers, down about 31,000 viewers from last week.
  • Third Hour: 2.633 million viewers, up about 113,000 viewers from last week

Each hour declined from the first to second to third hour for the third consecutive week. Raw typically has its biggest audience in the middle of the show, but that has not been the case the past three weeks.

The Streak also continued of third hour viewership declining from the second hour for the 27th consecutive week. The last time third hour viewership increased from the second hour was on March 14 when WWE loaded up Raw with all of the WrestleMania part-timers.

– Raw’s top competition, Monday Night Football, drew 12.1 million viewers, down slightly from 12.9 million for last week’s kick-off.

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