12/7 Raw TV Ratings Report – new historical low-point
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Monday’s Raw fell to a new historical low point, slightly below the previous historical low-point two weeks ago. This time, though, only one hour drew fewer than three million viewers. …
WWE Raw TV Ratings Tracking
— December 7: Raw scored a 2.15 rating, down from a 2.21 rating last week. Raw was slightly below a 2.16 rating two weeks ago, which was the previous low over the past 18 years.
– Raw averaged 3.054 million viewers, down four percent from 3.168 million viewers last week.
Two weeks ago, Raw averaged 2.964 million viewers, mainly due to the final two hours drawing fewer than three million viewers.
This week’s Raw break down:
3.270 million first hour viewers
3.042 million second hour viewers
2.850 million third hour viewers
The story remained very similar to two weeks ago in terms of competition. The NFL game featuring the Dallas Cowboys drew 14 million viewers, about the same as two weeks ago.
– In the key demographics, Raw actually improved from last week. Males 18-34 jumped to one of the highest ratings of the fall season, males 18-49 increased one-tenth to a one-month high, and adults 18-49 inched up.
It points to the main Raw audience of adults outside of the 18-49 window checking out of Raw, likely for football, hurting the overall TV rating.
– One year ago this week, Raw scored a 2.66 rating, five-tenths higher than this week’s rating.