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WWE News: Monday Night RAW Rating Ticks Up, Back In Top 5 (10/8/18)




The last two weeks have only been bad news when it comes to the ratings for WWE’s longest running weekly episodic program, Monday Night RAW, setting the record low on back-to-back weeks. With this week being the post-Super Show-Down episode and a number of legends announced ahead of time, would that change?

The numbers for last night’s RAW are in and we see a light tick back up with a 2.373, a 3% increase over last week and the first time the rating has gone up from the week prior since mid-August. It’s also the best showing since September 17th. Here’s the last four weeks of ratings for the red brand:

  • September 17th: 2.672
  • September 24th: 2.349
  • October 1st: 2.302
  • October 8th: 2.373

Additionally, Monday Night RAW was able to get back into the five best for the Cable Top 150 Rankings in the 18-49 demographic after being knocked down to numbers six, seven and eight last week. The 9PM hour of RAW came in at number six while the 10PM hour ranked eighth:

  1. Monday Night Football – ESPN – 3.60
  2. Monday Night Kickoff – ESPN – 1.28
  3. MLB Playoffs – TBS – 1.18
  4. SportsCenter (12AM Hour) – ESPN – 1.17
  5. Monday Night RAW (8PM Hour) – USA Network – 0.87

EA’s Take: Very interesting development this week with RAW facing stiffer competition, but performing better. It was the red brand’s best effort in a number of weeks, as far as I’m concerned, with a lot of legends, announcements and turns both expected and surprising. Plus, you’re following up a pay-per-view (granted Super Show-Down isn’t your average PPV event) which usually garners a little more interest. I think all this adds up to our outcome this week, especially when you factor in the Monday Night Football game turned into a blowout so perhaps some people began tuning out. A good sign though for the red brand to still hold its own against the MLB Playoffs and Monday Night Football on the same night.


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