Raw Going Up Against Heavy Competition Starting Later This Month
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.06.2014
NFL and the Emmys...
- WWE is expecting some hefty competition beginning in a couple of weeks for Raw. The NFL's Monday Night Football schedule begins on August 18th, which will be the Raw episode just after SummerSlam. In addition, the August 25th episode will be facing off with the Emmy Awards on NBC. This is the first time that the Emmys have gone head-to-head with Raw; they usually air on Sundays but were moved back a month and to Monday in order to avoid conflicting with NBC's contract to air Sunday Night Football.
While it wouldn't seem that the Emmys hit the same demographic as WWE Raw (and they don't specifically), the award show draws strong ratings from all demographics so Raw could well take a bit of a hit from it.