Ratings for this week’s episode of WWE RAW are in, and they’ve taken a massive slump. The drop in ratings for the red brand was likely due to them facing two NFL football games on Monday night.
The National Football League season has officially begun and two Monday Night Football games were played last night. As there is usually only one football match against RAW, this has been a particularly tough week for the red brand.
According to WrestleNomics’ Brandon Thurston, last night’s RAW episode had its lowest viewership since July 4th. The September 19 edition of WWE RAW averaged 1.593 million viewers and scored 0.45 (583,000) in its key demographic of 18-49 year olds.
While WWE RAW suffered a 7% drop in overall viewership last night, the show managed to garner a slightly higher rating in the key demo than last week. Monday’s show opened with 1.709 million viewers in the first hour, falling to 1.449 million in the last hour.
What happened this week at WWE RAW?
Bobby Lashley defended the US Championship against Seth Rollins to start the show. Matt Riddle interfered in the match and Bobby used a spear to pinfall the title. Seth and Riddle brawled backstage and a fight pit match for Extreme Rules was announced for next month.
Damage CTRL drove a cart to the ring and celebrated with the Women’s Tag Team Championships. RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss paused their promo. Alexa punched Bayley in the face and The Role Model later fought her in the main event.
Austin Theory took on Kevin Owens. Theory attempted to use his MITB briefcase as a weapon, but Johnny Gargano snatched it away. Owens then hit the pop-up powerbomb for the pinfall win. Gargano & Owens versus Alpha Academy has been announced for next week’s episode of WWE RAW.
The Brawling Brutes have achieved a victory over The Street Profits. Ridge Holland and Butch will battle the Usos for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships on SmackDown this Friday.
Dominik Mysterio explained how he left his father and his decision to join The Judgment Day. Damian Priest and Finn Balor then defeated Matt Riddle and Rey Mysterio in a tag team match. During the game, Dominik challenged his father to hit him with a chair and Balor used the distraction with the coup de grace for the pinfall victory.
The Miz and Tommaso Ciampa had Dexter Lumis on an episode of Miz TV. He cut through the bottom of the ring and the A-lister ran away. Finn Balor tried to recruit AJ Styles backstage for The Judgment Day, but The Phenomenal One turned it down.
Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss in the main event. After the match, Damage attacked CTRL and the RAW Women’s Champion charged to the ring. Bayley hit Bianca Belair with the rose plant and challenged her to a title match at Extreme Rules to close the show.
WWE’s ratings have been rising lately, but that trend has stalled due to the return of football. Only time will tell if the company can bring back some of the viewers lost to next week’s episode of WWE RAW.
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