Last night’s episode of Raw going head-to-head with the Monday Night Football opener on ESPN—a doubleheader—averaged 3.885 million viewers, according to zap2it.com. Viewership was down from an average of 3.94 million the week before.
On a positive note, viewership continuously increased throughout Raw. In the hourly breakdown, the program averaged 3.80 million viewers in the first hour, 3.90 million viewers in the second hour, and 3.95 million viewers in the third hour.
The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins game scored 16.52 million viewers against the first two hours of Raw. Overall, the Monday Night Football doubleheader averaged 13.737 million viewers during prime time hours.