WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW/USA NETWORK: Raw gets even more competition from NFL on Monday nights

Posted on 9/18/123 by Colin Vassallo

In what could be more bad news for Monday Night Raw ratings
moving forward, ABC announced that it is adding more Monday
Night Football this season as networks struggle with the
writers strike that left new seasons of television shows up
in the air.

Monday Night Raw got crushed in the ratings last week with
over 22.6 million viewers tuning in to both ESPN and ABC to
watch NFL. Raw got the lowest rating ever for a first-run
show in its 31 year history with an average of 1,353,000

Now, MNF games will air every week on both ESPN and ABC
starting from tonight until December 30. There will be
simulcast games, as well as two different games on both ABC
and ESPN. In January, ABC will also add more misery by
showing four extra games, including the Super Wild Card and
Divisional Playoff game.

With cable homes decreasing and football more popular than
ever, Raw could be in for a tough few months where their
records for least-watched episode could be broken several

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