Raw ratings notes and the football effect



Raw held up well against a strong Monday Night Football opener with the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redksins that did 16.52 million viewers.

Raw did 3.88 million viewers, down very little from last week's Labor Day mark.

The three hours were

3.80 million

3.90 million

3.95 million

The notable thing is the first hour was in normal range, the second hour was way down.  The third hour went against a weaker Houston vs. San Diego game (10.95 million) so it rose slightly even though the usual pattern is a third hour decline.