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WWE Raw ratings remain steady against second week of NFL

Last night's Raw, even with a poor show, held pretty much steady from last week, doing 1.67 million viewers on average for the three hours and 0.50 in 18-49.

The total audience was down one percent and 18-49 stayed even, as did 18-34.

Raw was fifth on the cable charts in 18-49, behind Monday Night Football, the Monday Night Football kickoff show, and SportsCenter after the game, as well as Below Deck Mediterranean on Bravo. 

In total viewers for last night on cable, Raw was 27th overall, but trailed only NFL and news programming.

Last night's NFL game with the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Raiders aired live on both ABC and ESPN, giving it the weird combination of being the most watched and strongest demo television show on both network and cable at the same time. Between the two venues the game did 15.44 million viewers and a 4.7 in 18-49, beating Raw by more than 9-to-1 in both total viewers and the key demo, which is likely something that has never come even close to happening at that level in history.

As far as first-to-third hour drops, women 18-49 dropped 12 percent, men 18-49 dropped three percent which is much lower than usual, teenage girls dropped 19 percent, teenage boys increased six percent, and over 50 dropped 13 percent.

Raw was down 25 percent in viewers, 30 percent in 18-49, and 41 percent in 18-34 as compared to the same week last year.

Raw was fourth in men 18-49 on cable, fifth in 18-34, and fifth in men 12-34.

The NHL playoffs head-to-head with Raw did 1.14 million viewers and 0.33 in 18-49.

The three hours of Raw were:

  • 8 p.m. 1.75 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 1.69 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 1.57 million viewers