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WWE NEWS: Raw TV ratings are in - WWE quickly enters post-WrestleMania lull period

Apr 16, 2013 - 5:10:29 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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It did not take long for WWE's flagship program to enter the post-WrestleMania lull period.

Raw on Monday, April 15 scored a 3.08 rating, down 10 percent from last week's 3.45 rating the night after WrestleMania.

It was the second-lowest rating of the year. The lowest rating was a 3.04 rating on January 21 the week before the Royal Rumble PPV.

- Raw averaged its fewest viewers of the year - 4.15 million viewers. The previous low was 4.26 million viewers on February 11 and March 18.

Hourly Break Down: 4.185 million first hour viewers, 4.236 million second hour viewers, and 4.026 million third hour viewers. Third hour viewership was the lowest of the year.

It marked 14 consecutive weeks and 14 out of 15 weeks in 2013 where third hour viewership has declined from the second hour.

- On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #2 behind Fox News's coverage of the Boston Marathon tragedy, which may have pulled viewers away from Raw. Raw was #1 on cable TV in key male demographics and #2 in adults and teens.

Per the pattern of a general audience in the first hour and a more-specific adult audience in the final hour, Raw's third hour ranked highest in adult males 18-49.

- One year ago this week, Raw score a 3.08 rating. Two years ago this week, Raw scored a 3.13 rating. This year's key demographics are two-tenths off from last year this week.


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