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WWE Raw ratings up a bit despite going against Rams-Chiefs game

Raw last night was up two percent from last week with 2.49 million viewers.

The show didn't get the usual post-major PPV increase due to the competition from the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams game which did 16.61 million viewers, the best number for a Monday night game this season.

Raw was fourth on cable, trailing ESPN football related programming, but Raw beat every news show that usually beats it on Monday.

It had the same pattern with consistent declines throughout the night. The first hour, which usually spikes after a major PPV, was slightly down from the first hour last week, from 2.76 million to 2.72 million, but Raw held its audience better than last week. It should be noted that last week's 22 percent first-to-third hour decline was the fourth largest in history. This week's 17 percent decline is still very large.

Once again, men are tuning out at a higher rate than women, with men 18-49 down 16 percent from hour one to three and women down 10 percent. The biggest decline from the first to third hour was with teenage boys.

Given the football game being competitive and amazing, and Raw not advertising anything strong for hour number three, with the biggest push being Ruby Riott vs. Natalya, it is actually a surprise the third hour did as well as it did.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 2.72 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 2.50 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 2.26 million viewers