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WWE News: Raw TV ratings are in for Monday's show leading to Night of Champions

Sep 11, 2012 - 5:18:07 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Raw on Monday, September 10 scored a 2.88 rating against Week 1 of ESPN's Monday Night Football coverage. The rating was up slightly from a 2.83 rating last week.

The standard two-hour Raw rating was a 2.98, up from a 2.85 rating for the two-hour block last week due to a stronger third hour with viewers tuning in for updates on Jerry Lawler's health.

- Raw averaged 4.14 million viewers, down two percent from 4.20 million viewers on Labor Day Monday last week. Hourly Break Down:

8:00 p.m. EST: 3.77 million viewers, which was the fewest first hour viewers during the three-hour Raw era. The first hour was down 12 percent compared to last week's first hour.

9:00 p.m. EST: 4.36 million viewers, which was slightly down from 4.40 million second hour viewers last week.

10:00 p.m. EST: 4.27 million viewers as viewers gravitated toward Raw for updates on Jerry Lawler's health. This was up from 3.91 million viewers in last week's third hour, but three percent below the final hour average in the three-hour era.

- On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #3 in overall viewers behind the NFL and "Major Crimes" on TNT, #2 on in all key demographics behind the NFL, and ranked #1 among male teens. About four times as many males 18-49 watched NFL compared to Raw.

- Last year's Raw against Week 1 of the NFL scored a 2.71 rating for the standard two-hour block.


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