WWE Raw ratings hold up well opposite Bears win over Cowboys on Monday Night Football

Jonathan Daniel

Despite really strong competition from the NFL, "Monday Night Raw" held up quite well in the ratings for the "TLC" go home show that doubled as the "Slammy Awards".

More from the Bears, Cowboys

With last week's episode of Monday Night Raw scoring the lowest viewership total of the year for WWE, there was real concern that last night's (Dec. 9, 2013) rating would be something far worse than disappointing, especially considering the competition it was up against with the Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears Monday Night Football game on ESPN.

No sweat.

Raw, this particular episode acting as the go home show to the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) as well as the Slammy Awards, averaged 4.14 million viewers for all three hours. This despite the Bears blowout win over the Cowboys scoring 16.19 million viewers.

Here's the hourly breakdown:

Hour one: 4.22 million
Hour two: 4.18 million
Hour three: 4.06 million

Allow me to play Captain Obvious by saying the progressive decline throughout the show is still incredibly troubling, but staying above four million viewers for each hour all night has to be considered a big win.

You know, seeing as that Bears victory was so very entertaining. Over the Cowboys. In a blowout. Did you know Chicago never punted and scored on every possession save for a late game kneel down?

Anyway, there are offices in Stamford that are shining a little brighter today.

For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For full reactions click here. And for a complete playlist from the show click here.

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