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WWE Raw ratings nearly unchanged for taped show from England


The taped Raw from Manchester, England last night did almost exactly what the live show the week before did, averaging 2.44 million viewers, down from 2.46 million the prior week.

The basic difference is that the second hour this week was much stronger than the week before, but the third hour was weaker, with a huge second-to-third hour drop.

The NFL game with the Tennessee Titans vs. the Dallas Cowboys did 11.79 million viewers, which was up nine percent from last week.

Raw was 11th for the night on cable, trailing only football and news-related programming.

Once again, unlike in the past when it was women mainly turning the show off in hour three, the second-to-third hour drop was 15 percent in men 18-49 and 22 percent in boys 12-17.  Worse, 22 percent of males watching hour one tuned out by hour three.  The overall second-to-third hour drop was 13 percent.

They had built the third hour around a Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin match to determine the captain of Raw's Survivor Series team, a match that ended up changed to Angle vs. Drew McIntyre.

There appears to be no statistically significant difference in ratings since the decision to run the Crown Jewel show.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 2.64 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 2.50 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 2.18 million viewers