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Monday’s episode of Raw took a ratings hit the day after Christmas going up against a Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions game on ESPN, drawing a 1.94 rating. It fell below the ten-week rolling average leading into the week (2.04) and the fall average (2.00), and below the December average (2.00).
Raw’s hourly numbers were unremarkable, with a 2.974 million viewership in hour one, 2.878 in hour two, and a 2.715 in hour three. The drop-off from the first to the third hour was 259,000 below the eight-week average of 0.301, but right in between the previous two weeks’ drop-off.
Keller’s Analysis: Due to the holidays, Smackdown ratings from Tuesday night aren’t available yet. Last week, Smackdown drew a 1.88. With a loaded, heavily-hyped episode of Smackdown, including several plugs during Raw the night before, Smackdown is well within reach of surpassing Raw ratings for the first time.
didn’t matter who was playing or what else was on…..RAW just sucks
@Wade Keller You know it’s hard for RAW & SD to compete against football and basketball.