WWE RAW ratings are still not where they should be, but given the terror of last week’s number, this week’s data has to provide some relief.
After delivering just a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating with 3.44 million viewers, this week’s edition posted a 1.3 with 3.76 million viewers.
The same alarming trend of RAW delivering its weakest viewership in the 10PM hour held true (3.67M, compared to 3.74M at 8PM and 3.88M at 9PM) although that segment also matched the night’s best adults 18-49 number (tying 9PM with a 1.3; the 8PM segment drew a 1.2) and delivered the best 25-54 rating of the episode.
Hyped as the biggest Monday Night Football game of the season, this week’s battle between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans delivered a lower rating than last week’s Giants-Redskins thriller (5.5 versus 6.0). Undoubtedly softened by the blowout nature of the game, the airing still represented daunting competition for RAW, averaging 14.48 million viewers from start-to-finish.