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WWE NEWS: Raw blown out by RGIII on Monday night cable TV

Dec 4, 2012 - 3:54:16 PM
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-- Click Here for the full Raw TV ratings report.

In a star-driven entertainment world, Washington Redskins rookie sensation Robert Griffin III was the top star on Monday night cable television. ESPN's closely-contested Monday Night Football game featuring RGIII against the New York Giants blew out WWE Raw, which drew its smallest audience of the year.

ESPN nearly scored its largest NFL audience of the year and was up 51 percent compared to last week's audience. The break down:

- MNF averaged 16.21 million viewers, which was up 51 percent compared to last week's average of 10.78 million viewers.

- Raw averaged 3.44 million viewers, which was down 12 percent compared to last week (decline of 500,000 viewers). The previous 2012 low was 3.50 million viewers on October 1 when MNF drew its biggest audience of the season.

- Raw's Hourly Break Down: 3.58 million first hour viewers, 3.37 million second hour viewers, and 3.36 million third hour viewers.

- Despite the dreadful second hour audience, Raw still declined from the second to third hour for the 16th consecutive week and 19th week out of 20 weeks during the three-hour era.

[ LINK: Viewership reported by TVBytheNumbers.com ]


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