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Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw in USA Network drew a 1.54 rating among live and same-night-DVR viewers, essentially even with last week’s 1.53 rating, which was among the lowest non-holiday Raw ratings ever. The first hour viewership was pretty even with last week – 2.351 million tis week, 2.326 million last week. However, the first-to-third hour drop-off was 502,000, as the third hour dropped to 1.849 million viewers. It’s among the four lowest viewed hours of Raw. The main event was the relatively unknown (i.e. relative to top stars on Raw and Smackdown every week) Adam Cole, NXT Champion, facing the ice-cold Raw lead babyface Seth Rollins for the NXT Title.
One year ago this week Raw drew a 1.70 rating, two years ago a 1.95 rating, and three years ago a 1.95 rating.
The average rating for Raw so far in 2019 is 1.75. The ten week rolling average is 1.66.