Raw beats year-ago rating for only second time this year, still well below ten-week average, NFL comparison, other key metrics


The Sept. 23 episode of WWE Raw, billed as the “season finale,” drew a 1.69 rating, up from last week’s 1.64 rating, and below the ten-week rolling average headed into this week of 1.78.

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The first hour drew 2.372 million viewers, the second hour 2.213 million viewers, and the third hour drew 2.044 million viewers. That’s a drop of 328,000 viewers from the first to third hour.

Raw drew a 1.64 one year ago, only the second time a 2019 rating beat a 2019 rating, and the other time was opposite of the special addition of Raw with Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair.

Raw went up against a weak edition of Monday Night Football, a lopsided win for the Chicago Bears over the Washington Redskins. The game drew a 3.7 key demo rating, down from last week’s 4.1 key demo rating. In the key 18-49 adult demo, Raw’s three hours finished in slots 4, 5, and 6 with ratings of 0.8, 0.8, and 0.7. The NFL game, pre-game, and post-game occupied the top three slots in the Monday night key demo rankings with ratings of 3.7, 1.8, and 1.1.

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