WWE RAW Viewership Drops With NFL Monday Night Football Competition

Monday's Hell In a Cell go-home edition of WWE RAW, featuring advertised appearances by Triple H and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley with Braun Strowman and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the main event segment, drew 2.740 million viewers. This is down 4.6% from last week's 2.872 million viewers for the Labor Day episode.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 2.818 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.945 million), the second hour drew 2.801 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.933 million) and the final hour drew 2.601 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.740 million).

RAW was #6 for the night in viewership on cable, behind two NFL Monday Night Football games on ESPN, The Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity. RAW was #5 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind the two NFL games, Love & Hip-Hop and the Monday Night Kickoff show on ESPN.

The return of the NFL's Monday Night Football topped the night in the 18-49 demographic and in viewership this week. The Jets vs. Lions game drew 10.336 million viewers and came in at #1 while the Rams vs. Raiders game came in at #2 with 9.607 million viewers.

Bachelor In Paradise drew 4.228 million viewers on broadcast TV in the 8pm hour while Big Bang Theory drew 5.458 million viewers, American Ninja Warrior drew 5.691 million viewers, So You Think You Can Dance drew 2.569 million viewers and Penn & Teller drew 1.001 million viewers, all in the 8pm hour on broadcast TV.

Below is our 2018 RAW Viewership Tracker:

January 1st Episode: 2.865 million viewers
January 8th Episode: 2.766 million viewers
January 15th Episode: 3.250 million viewers
January 22nd Episode: 4.530 million viewers (RAW 25)
January 29th Episode: 3.395 million viewers (Post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5th Episode: 3.055 million viewers
February 12th Episode: 3.105 million viewers
February 19th Episode: 3.282 million viewers
February 26th Episode: 3.180 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
March 5th Episode: 3.099 million viewers
March 12th Episode: 3.352 million viewers
March 19th Episode: 3.327 million viewers
March 26th Episode: 3.366 million viewers
April 2nd Episode: 3.357 million viewers
April 9th Episode: 3.921 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 34 episode)
April 16th Episode: 3.622 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23rd Episode: 3.104 million viewers
April 30th Episode: 3.066 million viewers
May 7th Episode: 2.689 million viewers (post-Backlash episode)
May 14th Episode: 2.741 million (taped show from London)
May 21st Episode: 2.668 million viewers
March 28th Episode: 2.494 million viewers
June 4th Episode: 2.525 million viewers
June 11th Episode: 2.730 million viewers
June 18th Episode: 2.903 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
June 25th Episode: 2.663 million viewers
July 2nd Episode: 2.707 million viewers
July 9th Episode: 2.470 million viewers
July 16th Episode: 2.866 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 23rd Episode: 2.779 million viewers
July 30th Episode: 2.901 million viewers
August 6th Episode: 2.804 million viewers
August 13th Episode: 2.825 million viewers
August 20th Episode: 3.095 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 27th Episode: 2.877 million viewers
September 3rd Episode: 2.872 million viewers (Labor Day episode)
September 10th Episode: 2.740 million viewers
September 17th Episode:

2017 Total: 156.971 million viewers
2017 Average: 3.018 million viewers per episode

Source: ShowBuzz Daily

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