Although last night's (Sept. 16, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw from Cleveland, Ohio, was the first show after the Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) this past Sunday night in Detroit, the ratings didn't see all that much of an increase.
But they did hold steady.
Indeed, the episode earned a 3.0 rating with an average of 4.01 million viewers for all three hours. That's up from last week, but not by much. Really, it should be considered a win if only because Monday Night Football is now in its second week and did over 14 million viewers for a pedestrian affair between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 3.86 million
Hour two: 4.16 million
Hour three: 4.01 million
The show was number two behind the football game in nearly every metric, which is a pattern that will likely continue throughout the rest of the year. The important thing is the numbers held up just fine hovering right around 4 million viewers. It would be nice if they went up for the best shows, such as the "A+" effort put forth last night.