WWE RAW Ratings Improve, But Fall Hard in Final Hour
After getting predictably hammered by the competition last week, WWE RAW rebounded for its post-Hell in a Cell edition Monday night.
The show averaged 4.10 million viewers, marking a hefty increase over the 3.55 million viewership number for last week’s broadcast. Its adults 18-49 rating clocked in at a 1.5, besting the 1.4 for last Monday’s telecast.
Supported by a solid performance from its first two hours (4.31 million with a 1.5 at 8PM, 4.22 million with a 1.5 at 9PM), the show fell sharply for its third hour. Down a tenth in the adults 18-49 category to a 1.4, the show also lost hundreds of thousands of viewers to average only 3.78 million in the 10PM hour.
Since the Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals was not competitive, there does not appear to be any external reason why the show would have taken a nosedive in that final hour.