Labor Day Holiday Was Not Kind To Raw’s Ratings

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The holiday weekend and the new college football season took chunks out of Raw’s viewership this week, as the show started with a strong number, but shed viewers throughout the evening, dropping the average and finishing the evening well under the 3 million mark. Overall, the show, which started well with the Kevin Owens victory celebration and excellent matches involving Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho, Bayley, and WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte, before seeing a sharp drop-off in quality (then rebounding with a strong main event that, clearly, nobody saw), finished with an average of 3.07 million viewers, down significantly from the 3.31 million it brought in last week. The show also drew a 1.07 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was also down somewhat, and put Raw at #4 for the evening among original cable programming, behind Love and Hip-Hop on VH-1, and a college football game (and post-game show) on ESPN.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.35 million viewers, 1.18 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.01 million viewers, 1.05 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM): 2.79 million viewers, 0.98 demo rating

All numbers are courtesy of Showbuzz Daily, and were delayed due to the holidays.