Being on tape doesn't seem to have even made the slightest difference in the audience for Raw last night from Manchester, England, as the show averaged 2.83 million viewers, identical to last week.
The show didn't start out quite as strong, and in a surprise during football season, it was the second hour that was the highest rated. There was a third hour drop, but not at the level of the previous two
As far as the key competition, the Monday Night Football game with the Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers did 11.08 million viewers, up from the 10.42 million viewers the week before. Dancing with the Stars, with Nikki Bella off the show, fell from 9.93 million viewers to 9.30 million. But that number is still within the range of the norm for the season.
Raw was fourth for the night on cable behind the NFL, Hannity on Fox News (3.11 million), Tucker Carlson on Fox News (3.05 million), and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC (2.86 million).
The tag title match succeeded in keeping viewers better than recent third hours with Women's title and Cruiserweight title matches.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 2.94 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 2.96 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 2.63 million viewers