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WWE NEWS: Raw TV ratings - Raw comes back to earth leading into Elimination Chamber PPV

Feb 12, 2013 - 5:10:34 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Raw on Monday, February 11 came back to earth this week after delivering strong ratings following the Royal Rumble the past two weeks.

Raw scored a 3.16 rating, down 11 percent from a 3.56 rating last week. Comparatively, the Royal Rumble lead-in episode on January 21 scored a 3.04 rating.

- Raw averaged 4.26 million viewers, down 11 percent from an average of 4.81 million viewers last week.

Raw steadily fell throughout the show. Hourly Break Down: 4.350 million first hour viewers, 4.248 million second hour viewers, and 4.178 million third hour viewers. All hours were down between 500,000 and 600,000 viewers compared to the corresponding hours last week.

The viewership pattern marks the fifth straight week that third hour viewership declined from the second hour. This is also marks 28 out of 30 weeks during the three-hour era where viewership declined in the third hour.

- On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #2 behind "Pawn Stars" on History Channel, but was #1 during the first two hours. Raw ranked #1 in all male demos, except among teen males.

- The same Raw last year scored a 2.99 overall rating for a two-hour show, but this year's key male demos are down two-tenths of a rating compared to the same show in 2012.

It shows that the overall audience is up for The Rock, but some adult males checked out this week after watching in droves the last two weeks.


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