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Raw does best ratings since the NFL season began


Raw last night, built around the Sasha Banks Women's title win over Charlotte, did its best numbers since the NFL season began.

While 2.79 million viewers during football season would have been viewed badly if you said that's where things would be one month ago, it solidly beat the 2.68 million number of the first two weeks of football season and last week's low point of 2.46 million viewers going against the presidential debate.

The audience did drop in the third hour, which was at the same range of the show two weeks ago. Since last week's rating really should be thrown out because of the unusual circumstances, as compared to two weeks ago, the first two hours were up, which made the difference.

Also encouraging is that it did a better number against the most-watched Monday Night Football game of the season, as the New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings game did 13.16 million viewers, and New York market teams usually hurt Raw ratings more than teams from any other city.

Raw was fourth for the night on cable, training the football game, SportsCenter after football and The O'Reilly Factor.

The three hours were:

8 p.m. 2.88 million viewers
9 p.m. 2.87 million viewers
10 p.m. 2.64 million viewers