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WWE Raw ratings down slightly from last week

Raw last night picked up steam from last week with men, lost among women, and finished overall similar, averaging 1.74 million viewers and doing a 0.51 rating in 18-49.

The number was down 0.2 percent in viewers and four percent in 18-49 from last week.

The NFL game with the Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers did 14.17 million viewers, airing at the same time on both ABC and ESPN, with 7.76 million viewers on ESPN and 6.41 million on the unfamiliar ABC. It did a 19.1 rating in the San Francisco market.

Raw was fourth in 18-49, trailing three NFL-related shows on ESPN.  It also only trailed those shows in men 18-49, 18-34 overall, and males 12-34 and was seventh in women 18-34.

For overall viewers, Raw finished 19th, much better than the show has been doing, largely due to a decline in news viewing.

As compared to last year, Raw was down 19 percent in viewers, 26 percent in 18-49, and 28 percent in 18-34, which is also closer than Raw has been to the previous year most weeks.

The first two hours did well and there was an above average third hour drop.

The first-to-third hour drops were 21 percent in women 18-49, 11 percent in men 18-49, 35 percent with teenage girls, 25 percent with teenage boys, and 11 percent in people over 50.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 1.85 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 1.78 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 1.58 million viewers