Monday Night Raw felt the wrath of Monday Night Football as there was no match to the football game with Raw falling to an average of 1,670,000 viewers, down 237,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the least-watched Raw since July 5.
Raw opened with 1,672,000 viewers, then dropped to 1,634,000 viewers in the second hour, before recovering in the third hour with 1,703,000 viewers with the Big E win. In comparison, the NFL kickoff show on drew 8.4 million viewers while the actual game drew 6.9 million viewers on ABC and an additional 7.5 million viewers on ESPN. The same game was broadcast on both ESPN and ABC.
Raw had a 0.40, 0.42, and 0.45 in the 18-49 ratings for an average of 0.42, down from 0.54 of last week. Raw placed #6, #7m, and #8 on the cable chart for the night behind football-related shows. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)