This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw (Nov. 26) on USA Network drew a 1.68 rating among live and same-night-DVR viewers. Last week’s rating was up against a marquee highly rated Monday Night Football on ESPN, which drew a monster 16.610 million viewers. This week’s football game came back to Earth with 9.735 million viewers, but Raw didn’t get a boost even with 7 million extra viewers floating out there who watched football last week.
Raw finished behind ESPN’s NFL coverage (pre-show, game, post-show) and VH1’s “Love and Hip Hope” among the key 18-49 demographic, drawing ratings of 0.9, 0.8, and 0.7 each progressive hour, according to TVByTheNumbers. Hourly viewership was 2.612 million, 2.382 million, and 2.111 million. The first-to-third hour drop-off was 501,000, above the 397,000 average drop-off the last ten weeks.
One year ago this week Raw drew a 1.97 rating; two years ago this week Raw drew a 2.21 rating. WWE may have settled into a new low level with a rang of 1.63-1.74 the last ten weeks. It was 12 weeks ago the last time Raw drew a rating above 1.80. Last year, Raw didn’t drop below 1.80 only three times.
LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST REVIEWING THIS EPISODE OF RAW…
PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by cohost Zack Heydorn from PWTorch to discuss WWE Monday Night Raw from Los Angeles, Calif. including two on-site reporters along with live callers and a lot of mailbag feedback on Dolph Ziggler challenging Seth Rollins, the promos from Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey, Baron Corbin dominating with his power, Alexa Bliss’s new role, and much more.