Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Or maybe, the demographics are changing in such a way that Raw would be better on from 8pm to 10pm? Are kids and teenagers likely to stay up till gone 11pm on a school night?
(I have no idea how US and UK sleeping patterns differ, so I may be off the mark)
You're probably right.
WWE Raw on Monday, September 17 following the Night of Champions PPV scored a 2.87 rating for all three hours, essentially even with a 2.88 rating last week.
This week's standard two-hour rating was a 2.93 rating, compared to a 2.98 two-hour rating last week, reflecting a poor third hour rating this week.
- Raw averaged 4.05 million viewers, down two percent from last week's average of 4.14 million viewers up against Week 1 of ESPN's Monday Night Football season.
Raw took another third hour hit, averaging a show-low 3.93 million viewers despite advertising a "Super Main Event" at the start of Raw. The third hour slightly beat the year-low final hour viewership two weeks ago.
The hourly break down: 4.11 million first hour viewers for immediate Night of Champions fall-out (vs. 3.78 million 1H viewers last week), 4.12 million second hour viewers, and 3.93 million third hour viewers.
- On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #3 behind the NFL and "Major Crimes" on TNT. Top competition was Peyton Manning on Monday Night Football Week 2, which averaged 15.5 million viewers, up five million viewers from Week 1.
In the key male demos, Raw's final hour outdrew the second hour. However, teen males dropped off in the final hour, which reflects viewer fatigue or viewers not able to stay up that late during the school year.