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WWE Raw ratings (Nov. 30, 2015): Viewers up modestly against weak competition

Well, it probably couldn't get much worse than last week's dismal post-Survivor Series, Thanksgiving week results.

Raw bounced back modestly from the record low of November 23, attracting 3.17 million viewers for a show that was heavily focused on building Sheamus as WWE champ and Roman Reigns as a fan favorite pursuing him.

It was the third most watched show in the United States per ShowBuzzDaily, after Monday Night Football on ESPN and Major Crimes on TNT. The NFL game featured two teams who are out of contention and was down considerably from its usual number of viewers at 10 million. WWE may have picked up some of those folks, but not many, in adding a couple hundred thousand pairs of eyes to last week's sub-3 million number.

For the coveted 18 - 49 demographic, the show was fifth, with usual nemeses MNF & SportsCenter and VH1's Love & Hip-Hop, along with Discovery's Street Outlaws, finishing ahead of the three-hour wrestling show.

The trend of hourly drops continued:

Hour one: 3.31 million
Hour two: 3.19 million
Hour three: 3.01 million

Looking month-to-month, the number is still down from where they were after October's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) when they were on a run of approximately 3.3 million viewers per week.

Is this cause for optimism, or more of the new normal where the show hovers around three million?

For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For a recap with reactions to all the night's events click here. To watch highlights of the show click here.

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