This week's episode of WWE Raw posted minor P2+ and P18-49 increases as the period of increased competition from NFL football entered its third week.
As originally reported by Wrestlenomics, Raw's 26 September show drew an average of 1.674 million viewers across its three hours. This included around 587,000 aged 18-49 for a P18-49 rating of 0.45.
Raw peaked at sixth on the night amongst original cable telecasts, outdone only by NFL coverage. The show faced head-to-head competition from a Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants drawing 19.3 million P2+ viewers and a 5.55 P18-19 combined across ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 coverage.
Raw's P2+ number was up 5% from the previous week's 1.594 million. P18-49, meanwhile, increased 1% from 580,000.
Monday Night Football returned on 12 September. On the last week prior to this, Raw drew 2.054 million total viewers and 760,000 P18-49. As always, the NFL schedule is having an understandable detrimental impact on WWE's former flagship show, though this has been starker in 2022 than 2021.
As an average of the last three weeks, Raw is currently down 19.2% in P2+ and 23.7% P18-49 since the NFL returned. In 2021, these drops were 6.7% and 10.6% respectively.