Raw Rating: Viewership holds throughout show, but rating among six lowest of the year
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This week’s (7/8) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw on USA Network drew a 1.65 rating among live and same-night-DVR viewers, down from the year-ago rating of 1.73 and a two-years-ago rating of 2.04.
The ten-week rolling average is 1.66. The year-to-date average is 1.77.
The hourly viewership numbers were: 2.384 million, 2.349 million, and 2.322 million.
The first-to-third hour drop-off was a mere 62,000, with the hook being who would really be Roman Reigns’s tag team partner against Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre. The average drop-off this year is 354,000.
By comparison, the UFC 239 Prelims drew 1.145 million viewers on Saturday night, about half of what Raw averaged.