9/26 WWE RAW sees drop in viewers following Clash of Champions, final two hours drop to historic lows

Last night’s 9/26 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 2.48 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.

This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.68 million viewers. The first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated the night on cable on various news networks in addition to analysis shows (estimated at over 81 million viewers).

Monday Night Football on ESPN also drew a strong audience of 8.05 million viewers last night as well. WWE was expected to take a big hit in viewers on Monday night, even coming off the Clash of Champions PPV, given the heavy competition.

The final two hours of the episode saw the show drop to new record lows.

Hourly breakdowns were as follows.

Hour 1: 2.850 (up from 2.734 million viewers last week)

Hour 2: 2.381 (down from 2.686 million viewers)

Hour 3: 2.203 (down from 2.633 million viewers)

RAW, headlined by WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass, averaged a 0.83 rating on Monday night among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s show that averaged a 0.91 rating.