Monday Night Raw got an ass whooping to remember as the show drew its lowest rating ever for a live broadcast in the show’s 31-year history. Against the premiere of MNF, Raw did just 1,353,000 viewers, down 351,000 viewers from the previous week.
The show started with 1,367,000 viewers, then went up slightly to 1,401,000 for the second hour, before ending the night with just 1,292,000 viewers. That third hour is the least-watched hour of Raw ever. Just for comparison reasons, the NFL did 22.6 million viewers across three stations: ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC.
Raw was #7, #8, and #9 in the top 50 cable chart for the night with 0.43, 0.40, and 0.38 ratings respectively for an average of 0.40. (Ratings credit: SpoilerTV)