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WWE Raw (9/13/21) ratings drop against week 1 of Monday Night Football



This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw saw its viewership and the key demo thanks to the NFL drop despite having a loaded show.

According to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics, the episode drew an average of 1.670 million viewers on the USA Network, which is down from the 1.849 million viewers last week. The 18-49 demo saw the average rating be 0.43, which is down from the 0.52 rating.

This past weekend the NFL did monster ratings and Monday Night Football was no different as it was watched by an average of 11.6 million viewers across three networks: ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

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This was the least-watched episode of Raw since July 12th and the lowest the key demo has done since July 5th. The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.40 then 0.42 in hour two, and 0.45 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:

Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.672 million – last week: 1.958
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.634 million – last week: 1.842
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.703 million – last week: 1.748

The episode featured WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defending against Randy Orton, Big E cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE Title after the main event, The New Day, Mansoor and Mustafa Ali vs. AJ Styles, Omos, T-BAR and MACE, Natalya vs. Rhea Ripley, Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler, and Damian Priest defending his United States Title against Jeff Hardy.