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Last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network, the live and same-night DVR viewership Nielson rating was 2.12. That is below last week’s rating of 2.21, below the 2017 average headed into this week of 2.20, and below the ten week rolling average headed into this week of 2.23.
The viewership went down each hour, starting at 3.163 million, then 3.117 million, and finally 2.866 million. The drop from the first to third hour was 297,000, a little more than the average for 2017 of 236,000. The show built to a Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman main event.
The rating a year ago was 2.44. This year’s rating is 13 percent below last year’s rating the same week, which is in line with the average drop off so far in 2017. The yearly average a year ago through this week was 2.55. The yearly average, as noted above, so far in 2017 is 2.20. That’s also a 13 percent drop off in live and same night DVR viewership.
Keller’s Analysis: This isn’t a particularly noteworthy set of numbers, other than the viewership dropping each hour, which last happened on Feb. 14 and only four times so far this year.
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