Going against both Monday Night Football and the baseball playoffs, Raw was up one percent from last week, averaging 2.39 million viewers.
It would be the fourth lowest of the modern era, but at the same time, the best number in a month. Raw was 12th for the night on cable, but beat everything other than baseball and football related shows and news coverage.
The San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers game did 11.89 million viewers, and the baseball playoff game with the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers did 4.22 million viewers.
The season premiere of Arrow on CW, which featured Cody Rhodes, airing at 8 p.m., did 1.43 million viewers.
Raw finished behind the other four networks as is going to be the case most weeks when the networks have new programming.
It was a usual ratings pattern with a third-hour drop, but not more significant than usual. The drop was more with both under 18 and over 50 viewers in hour three, rather than the teenagers usually holding up strong. Every demo group dropped in hour three.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 2.49 million viewers
9 p.m. 2.48 million viewers
10 p.m. 2.22 million viewers