Last night Raw ratings compared to fall average, year ago rating, and overall cable ranking (w/Keller’s Analysis)

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Raw Crowd (Photo credit Ben Tucker © PWTorch)


Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw drew a 1.95 rating, beating last week’s rating despite no appearances in the arena by either Goldberg or Brock Lesnar, and despite being pretaped. The number is right in line with the average rating for all of September and October, which was 1.96. Four of the last nine weeks have been lower, five of the last nine were higher.

A year ago this week, the Nov. 9 Raw drew a 2.23 rating.

The hourly viewership numbers were 3.066 million first hour, 2.731 million second hour, and 2.505 million third hour.

Keller’s Analysis: Nothing to see here, folks. Just a typical number for Raw with the typical hourly trend. The bright side for WWE is that Raw is hovering right in the 1.95 range all season. Last week’s Raw audience landed it as the no. 11 move viewed show on cable last week in the coveted adult 18-49 demo, so while Raw’s ratings remain much lower than in past years for the show, it’s still good for a borderline top ten ranking among all cable shows for the full week. In fact, the episode two weeks ago that drew a 2.01 overall rating was tied for the no. 10 spot in all cable rankings for the full week in the key A18-49 demo. 

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