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WWE RAW Ratings Improve, Yet Disappoint for WWE Title Fallout

Improvement is improvement, but given the stakes of this Monday’s RAW, its ratings performance was nothing about which to write home.

Building on last week’s performance, RAW averaged a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating off hours of 1.3, 1.5 and 1.5. Viewership clocked in at 4.01 million viewers, which also marks a slight improvement over last week.

Still, given the questionable circumstances surrounding Daniel Bryan’s win at Night of Champions, the assured fallout should have functioned as a much stronger hook. With just a 1.3 rating and 3.87 million viewers, the first hour, which included Triple H’s decision to strip Bryan of the WWE Championship, definitely did not draw like a special edition of RAW.

Monday’s NFL game between the Steelers and Bengals drew a 5.9 rating, which landed in between the two pieces of last week’s doubleheader. The Eagles-Redskins game, which served as competition for the bulk of last week’s RAW, drew a 6.6. The later game between the Chargers and Texans drew a 5.0.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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