WWE Monday Night RAW Rating (10/2/2012); Lowest Non-Holiday Rated Show in Almost 5 Years

Credit – PWTorch

WWE Raw on Monday, October 1 scored a year-low 2.54 rating for all three hours, which is down seven percent from a near-year-low 2.72 rating last week. The standard two-hour rating was actually lower at a 2.53 rating.

Raw’s previous low was a 2.40 rating on the Fourth of July 2011. Before that, Raw scored a 2.49 rating the day before Christmas 2007.

– Raw averaged 3.50 million viewers, which was down 285,000 viewers (7.5 percent) compared to last week and the fewest viewers in over five years. All three hours were about the same, ranging from 3.43 to 3.60 million viewers.

Hourly Breakdown: 3.44 million first hour viewers, an increase to 3.60 million second hour viewers, and a now-typical third hour decline to 3.47 million viewers.

– On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #3 behind Monday Night Football, which was up three percent to 16.6 million viewers for Cowboys vs. Bears, and “Major Crimes” on TNT. In the key male demos, Raw ranked #2 behind Monday Night Football, which drew six times as many males 18-49 as Raw did.

– In Raw’s weekly demos, the show registered year-lows in males 12-34, males 18-49, males 18-34, adults 18-49, and adults 18-34.

The drop-offs from last week were very noticeable, as males 12-34 was down two-tenths of a rating, males 18-49 was down 17 percent, and males 18-34 was down three-tenths of a rating.