The final RAW ratings of the year came in this week with Monday’s edition of RAW not going up against NFL competition for the first time in many weeks. However, the show did have to contend with the college football games, which probably took some degree of viewers away from the show, even if it wasn’t as large as the the NFL’s share. The show drew 4.12 million viewers over three hours. The first hour drew 4.14 million viewers (a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, fourth for the night on cable). The second drew 4.2 million viewers (a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, third for the night behind college football related programming). The third and final hour showed a moderate drop-off drawing 4.04 million viewers (a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo, fifth for the night on cable). They showcased a negative trend with a large drop-off from the second to the third hours. However, without segment by segment break downs it is really difficult to say what the trends have been for viewership over the last couple of months. The rating should fall between a 2.9 and 3.1.
We will be back this week with another big issue covering the return of Batista, possible 2014 predictions, RAW, Ben Carass covers NXT & SmackDown, RAW ratings, the Road to the Tokyo Dome shows, possible coverage of the Dome itself and much more! Also, if you are interested on the RAW ratings throughout the entire year of 2013 you can find tons of information in the year end special up on the front page.
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