Raw on Monday night placed second for the night on cable with 1.85 million viewers and an 0.52 in 18-49.
ESPN aired Louisville vs. Mississippi football head-to-head which did 3.08 million viewers and 0.80 in 18-49 to win the night.
Raw beat the college football game in women 18-49, but was nearly doubled with men 18-49 and placed third for the night. Raw was second in 18-34, first with women 12-34, and third with men 12-34.
News numbers were way down from usual and in total viewers, Raw was third behind only the game and Tucker Carlson, and the show hasn't been that high in the rankings in months.
The surprise was that the first hour did the best, as usually on summer holiday weekends such as Labor Day the audience arrives late and the second hour is the biggest, and thus, there isn't much of a first-to-third hour drop. This week's 11 percent drop in hour three was the largest in weeks.
The show was down three percent in viewers, five percent in 18-49 and eight percent in 18-34 from last week.
From Labor Day last year, the show as up seven percent in viewers, eight percent in 18-49 and 57 percent in 18-34.
The first-to-third hour drops were nine percent in women 18-49, nine percent in men 18-49, 15 percent in teenage girls, 28 percent in teenage boys and 10 percent over 50.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 1.96 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 1.84 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 1.75 million viewers