WWE Raw Viewership, Rating Slip But Still Hold Up Well Against Heavy Competition

-- Last night's WWE Monday Night Raw viewership was down week-over-week, generating an audience of 1.685 million, down from last week's 1.822 million but up from 1.667 two weeks. Competition last night was probably the strongest Raw has faced all year with two Monday Night Football games leading the charge. The Chiefs/Pats game on broadcast (CBS) drew 14.602 million with a 4.0 rating while the second game featuring the Packers and Falcons drew 8.652 million and a 2.92 rating on ESPN. The games did not air back-to-back so there was a point in time during the 9-10 PM timeslot where Raw went up against both games. News shows also dominated the night and as a result, Raw fell to #44 in total viewership but with a 0.52 rating, finished 6th in the 18-49 demographic. Hourly figures are below:

    * Hour 1 - 1.791 million
    * Hour 2 - 1.666 million
    * Hour 3 - 1.601 million