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WWE NEWS: Raw TV ratings are in - did the C.M. Punk rumor boost Raw this week?

Mar 4, 2014 - 5:19:11 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Raw on Monday, March 3 scored a 3.26 rating, down from a 3.31 rating last week following the Elimination Chamber PPV.

Raw averaged 4.576 million viewers, down two percent from last week's audience of 4.661 million viewers.

Hourly Break Down: 4.672 million first hour viewers, slight decline to 4.620 million second hour viewers, and a four percent decline to 4.438 million third hour viewers.

The third hour was slightly above last week's third hour. Despite the drop-off from the second hour, it was the most-watched third hour since the night after the Royal Rumble episode of Raw. That gap in time also captures the rate of drop-offs over the past month.

- The first Raw in March over the past three years has gone 3.54 rating (2013), 3.25 rating (2012), and 3.92 rating (2011). The biggest difference is the teen male rating, which was down five-tenths of a rating from last week's Raw and the 2013 Raw.

- On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #1 in overall viewers and key male demographics. The bright spot was males 18-34, which increased two-tenths of a rating to the highest point since January 20.

Caldwell's Analysis: There wasn't a strong hook for casual/irregular viewers to entice them to tune in, so WWE wasn't able to grow the audience beyond the standard level for Raw right now despite online buzz for whether C.M. Punk would return in his hometown. Plus, viewers who sampled last week's Raw setting the stage for WrestleMania saw a disjointed show that didn't create a lot of momentum heading into Mania season. WWE tried to re-start the Mania push this week, plus WWE has a Hulk Hogan teaser for next week, so that should make for an interesting rating evaluation next Monday.


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