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WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network last night rebounded with a 2.04 rating among live and same night DVR viewers. That number is above the ten-week rolling average headed into the week of 1.99 but below the 2017 average headed into this week of 2.13.
Viewership started a 3.075 million in the first hour, grew to 3.201 million in the second hour, and settled at 3.029 million in the third hour. That’s a drop-off of only 46,000 viewers from the first hour to the third hour. That is well below the 232,000 average for the year so far, so this week held the audience much better than usual.
This week’s rating is well below the 2.44 rating from one year ago this week. That’s a 20 percent drop.
Keller’s Analysis: They can’t deliver Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe and the payoff of a big mystery angle every week, but this week that seemed to pay off well. They’re out of the “panic zone” and back in the “where did everybody go compared to last year?” zone.