WWE RAW 2012 Ratings History

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Notes
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Last updated: 12/20/12
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1/2/123.203.024.53 million4.34 million• RAW went head-to-head with the Fiesta Bowl on ESPN, which drew 13.68 million viewers
1/9/122.962.774.09 million3.92 million• RAW went head-to-head with the BCS Championship game on ESPN, which drew 24.21 million viewers
• The lowest rated RAW since Sept. 12, 2011
1/16/123.003.034.32 million 4.25 million• The first week in months where WWE didn't have to face any sports competition on ESPN.
• The first week in months where WWE didn't face any Monday Night Football competition.
1/23/123.193.164.66 million4.56 million
1/30/123.603.505.31 million5.12 million• The post Royal Rumble edition
2/6/123.343.174.80 million4.43 million
2/13/122.913.093.93 million4.30 million
2/20/123.33.194.66 million4.59 million
2/27/123.113.164.70 million4.59 million• The Rock returned to the company live for the first time since November 2011
3/5/123.273.194.64 million4.57 million
3/12/123.203.354.67 million4.97 million• This episode contained The Rock giving a concert, John Cena rapping about The Rock, and Shawn Michaels returning to confront The Undertaker
3/19/123.143.064.49 million4.27 million
3/26/122.963.124.43 million4.44 million• The final episode of RAW before WrestleMania
4/2/123.393.444.95 million5.07 million
4/9/123.073.124.23 million4.34 million• The first pre-advertised episode of Brock Lesnar's WWE return
4/16/123.053.114.32 million4.45 million
4/23/123.223.414.67 million4.83 million • This was a three-hour edition of RAW
• The first hour (8PM) drew a 2.48 in the HH and 3.66 million viewers overall.
4/30/123.413.274.99 million4.77 million
5/7/123.102.944.43 million4.19 million
5/14/122.912.974.09 million4.32 million
5/21/123.082.994.17 million4.14 million
5/28/122.732.713.92 million3.91 million • Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.
6/4/122.942.914.32 million4.25 million
6/11/123.343.554.88 million5.08 million • This was a three-hour edition of RAW featuring the return of Vince McMahon to confront John Laurinaitis
• The first hour (8PM) drew a 2.73 in the HH and 3.90 million viewers overall.
6/18/123.383.434.85 million5.07 million
6/25/123.213.374.59 million4.83 million
7/2/123.183.184.71 million4.70 million
7/9/123.113.224.29 million4.52 million
7/16/123.313.554.72 million5.03 million
7/23/123.954.096.31 million6.30 million • This was a special three-hour edition of RAW celebrating the 1000th episode of the series; it was also the beginning of the broadcast's permanent three-hour run
• The initial hour at 8PM drew a 3.48 rating with 5.43 million viewers
7/30/123.213.254.71 million4.70 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew a 2.79 rating with 4.06 million viewers
• RAW went head-to-head with night three of the 2012 Summer Olympics on NBC, which drew 31.58 million viewers
8/6/123.263.194.64 million4.44 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew a 2.80 rating with 4.00 million viewers
8/13/12----4.25 million4.35 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.79 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.84 rating for all three hours and an average 2.93 rating for its last two hours
8/20/12----4.65 million4.42 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.35 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 3.14 rating for all three hours and an average 3.21 rating for its last two hours
8/27/123.33.24.78 million4.49 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew an averaged 2.9 rating with 4.16 million viewers
9/3/12----4.39 million3.90 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.30 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.83 rating for all three hours and an average 2.85 rating for its last two hours
9/10/12----4.36 million4.27 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.77 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.88 rating for all three hours and an average 2.98 rating for its last two hours
• The premiere of Monday Night Football on ESPN drew 10.90 million viewers during a majority of RAW's timeslot
9/17/12----4.11 million3.92 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.11 million viewers
• Monday Night Football, which started at 8:30PM, drew an average 15.51 million viewers, which may explain why ratings stayed stagnant and dropped throughout its broadcast
9/24/12----3.99 million3.60 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.76 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.72 rating for all three hours and an average 2.70 rating for its last two hours
• Monday Night Football, which went head-to-head with the program for its last 2.5 hours, drew 16.16 million viewers on ESPN
10/1/12----3.59 million3.47 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.43 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.54 rating for all three hours and an average 2.53 rating for its last two hours
• Monday Night Football, which went head-to-head with the program for its last 2.5 hours, drew 16.61 million viewers on ESPN
• The broadcast was the lowest rated episode in household ratings since 7/4/11 and the lowest rated show in total viewers in over five years
10/8/12----4.06 million4.06 million • The episode, featuring the return of Vince McMahon following the dip in ratings the prior week, drew an average 2.78 rating for all three hours. Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available
• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.19 million viewers
10/15/12----4.01 million3.88 million • The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.06 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.79 rating for all three hours and an average 2.78 rating for its last two hours
10/22/12----3.65 million3.43 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.57 million viewers
• The 10PM hour was the lowest rated hour of the year for the series
• The broadcast went head-to-head with an NFL game on ESPN during its last 2.5 hours (10.66 million), an MLB game (8.11 million) and the third and final presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (a combined 59.2 million on all the networks carrying it)
10/29/12----4.21 million3.78 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.30 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.94 rating for all three hours and an average 2.90 rating for its last two hours
11/5/12----4.27 million3.88 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.06 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.78 rating for all three hours and an average 2.76 rating for its last two hours
11/12/12----4.39 million4.02 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.15 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.87 rating for all three hours
11/19/12----3.92 million3.71 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.87 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.72 rating for all three hours
11/26/12----4.12 million3.48 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.14 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.72 rating for all three hours
12/3/12----3.37 million3.36 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.58 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.55 rating for all three hours and an average 2.53 rating for its last two hours
• Six weeks after the 10PM hour hit its lowest rating of the year in total viewers, this episode drew an even lower viewership
12/10/12----3.87 million3.67 million• The initial hour at 8PM drew 3.74 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.67 rating for all three hours
12/17/12----4.41 million3.99 million• This episode featured the 2012 Slammy Awards
• The initial hour at 8PM drew 4.29 million viewers
• Hour-by-hour household ratings were not available. The show, however, drew an average 2.89 rating for all three hours