Raw ratings hold steady in the average for the fall season, but did Goldberg-Lesnar or G.M. Summit change viewership pattern (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 1.98 rating, up a notch from last week’s 1.95 rating. The average ratings since the start of the fall season (Sept. 5) is 1.96, so it’s right in line with a typical rating. The five-week average including this week’s rating is now 2.00. The ten-week average is now 1.94.

The viewership dropped each hour, beginning with 2.96 million viewers, 2.930 second hour viewers, and 2.743 third hour viewers.

Keller’s Analysis: What’s noteworthy is that the hyped Bill Goldberg-Brock Lesnar segment wasn’t enough to give a boost to the second hour viewership or third hour viewership (the first half of the segment was in the second hour, the second portion was at the start of the third hour). Nor was the promise of Super Shane-o-Mac and Daniel Bryan having a “summit” with Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley enough of a teaser to stave off the typical drip in viewership in the third hour.

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