The good news? Monday’s WWE RAW rating held steady in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic and was actually up slightly among total viewers.
The bad news? It suffered a massive viewer erosion for its third and final hour.
This week’s RAW delivered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and 3.92 million viewers, figures that are both consistent with last week’s showing (1.3 rating and 3.84 million). But the dip at 10PM was significantly more severe; after two consecutive hours with a 1.4 rating, the final portion garnered only a 1.2. It also lost more than 600,000 viewers, falling from 4.13 million at 9PM to 3.49 million at 10PM.
While the close nature of Monday’s football game likely drew some viewers away from RAW, ratings for the game, on the whole, were down significantly from the prior week’s contest. As such, it is highly unlikely football was the only culprit for the massive dip.