Monday’s episode of Raw faced steep competition from the College Football Championship game and resulted in a 3.8% drop in audience on the USA Network.
The three-hour show averaged 2,750,000 viewers for a show that build towards a six-man tag between the (makeshift) Shield and the reunited Balor Club.
The Alabama vs. Georgia championship game had an enormous audience on ESPN with 27,383,000 viewers watching the game.
Raw began with an average of 2,993,000 and was up from the prior week’s opening hour, the second hour dropped to 2,784,000 and fell to 2,502,000 for the third hour of the program.
For a fair comparison, last year’s College Football Championship game did 24,391,000 and Raw averaged 2,894,000 viewers head-to-head.