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WWE Draft gives Raw the expected ratings boost

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As expected, the Draft brought the numbers up for Raw on Oct. 4.

Over it’s three hours, the show averaged 1.857 million viewers. That’s rounds up to a 9% boost over the week before. The last third of the show dropped off a little more than it has over the past few weeks.

Hour One: 1.949 million
Hour Two: 1.902 million
Hour Three: 1.721 million

Ratings-wise, the .52 rating among 18 - 49 year olds was up 8% from the Sept. 27 episode. The only programs that drew better in the demo were on ESPN, where this week’s Monday Night Football was watched by 12.86 million, and drew a 3.99 in 18 - 49 (combined on ESPN & ESPN2). Those numbers are down from the week prior. This Monday’s game between the Las Vegas Raiders & Los Angeles Chargers also ran into technical difficulties which caused it to start late, giving Raw more time unopposed by live sports than it normally gets during the NFL season.

Compared to last year’s Raw Draft show from ThunderDome, the overall audience number was basically flat (the 2021 edition had ~2K more viewers). In the key demo, ratings were down almost 9% from that Oct. 12, 2020 show.

No bells and whistles for next week, just the march toward Crown Jewel.

For complete results and this week’s Raw live blog click here. To read a recap & review of the night’s events click here. For video highlights of the show click here.

Numbers via Showbuzz Daily