Monday’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw (9/10) drew a 1.87 rating, down from last week’s 1.95 rating. It’s the third straight week of a ratings dropoff. This week’s episode was the first of the season that went up against NFL Monday Night Football on ESPN.
This week’s rating is down from last year’s same-week rating of 1.97 and below the two-years-ago rating of 1.88.
The ten-week rolling average headed into this week was 1.94. The 2018 average so far is 2.08, below the 2017 average through this week of 2.12.
The first hour drew 2.818 million, the lowest first hour viewership since July 9. The second our dropped slightly to a 2.801 million and the third hour dropped to 2.601 million, the lowest third hour rating since July 9.
In the key 18-49 year old demographic, the two NFL games on ESPN easily won the ratings race with ratings of 3.8 and 3.7. Raw’s three hours each drew 0.9 ratings in that demographic, so the NFL games outdrew WWE by more than a four-to-one margin in that key demo. The early NFL game drew 10,336,000 viewers, compared to Raw’s 2.6-2.8 million range for each of it’s three hours. Raw’s three hours, in that key demo, held spots 5, 6, and 7. The ESPN Monday Night Kickoff show drew 2.639 million viewers overall, and a 1.0 rating in the key 18-49 demo. (SOURCE: TV By the Numbers)
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