WWE RAW Draws Second-Lowest Ratings Ever On 9/11

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Despite having an action-filled show that concluded with a shocking return, WWE RAW on September 11, 2023 did a terrible rating in the face of steep competition.

September usually marks a serious downturn in WWE’s viewership as it marks the start of Monday Night Football season along with other show starting their new seasons.

But this year thinks looked especially grim for RAW as it drew its second-lowest rating ever this past Monday. According to Wrestlenomics, a Twitter account that tracks wrestling show ratings, the September 11th episode of WWE RAW averaged only 1,353,000 viewers.

Additionally, according to the Wrestling Observer, the show only had a 0.40 rating in the much sought-after 18-49 viewer demographic.

By comparison, the prior week’s episode averaged 1,704,000 viewers. The only show to suffer a worse rating was the RAW on December 26, 2022, which was a best of/year in review show that averaged 1,075,000 viewers.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, WWE’s biggest competition was likely the football game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills drew 22.6 million viewers.

What happened on WWE RAW this past Monday?

This most recent episode of RAW was mostly built around continuing several feuds. It saw Jey Uso reignite his feud with Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre continue his story with Xavier Woods, Seth Rollins vow to get his hands on Shinsuke Nakamura once again, and Chad Gable continue his guest to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship from GUNTHER.

Additionally, the show ended with a surprising return as Nia Jax appeared for the first time since the 2023 Royal Rumble and both helped Rhea Ripley retain her women’s world title and attacked the champion after the match.