Last night’s WWE Raw barely drew 2 million viewers. The average viewership for last night’s show was 2.06 million.
This is the lowest show for a non-major holiday show ever. Even though last night was Veteran’s Day in the US, it isn’t considered a major holiday that would impact viewership.
In the US, there was a major football game on Monday night with the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers facing the Seattle Seahawks. The game was really close and drew 2 million viewers more than last week’s game.
Raw was down 76,000 viewers from last week. So, it doesn’t seem like the football game had that much impact on the ratings.
Instead, it appears Raw is continuing on a downward trend of viewership. Last night’s show was taped and many folks had already seen the spoilers of the show.
If you had seen them, would you have tuned in to watch the Lana segment? Apparently, it didn’t draw folks in.
Lots of people said they were changing the channel last night on social media. A lot of times this would be considered people just talking, but it appears several people did tune out as the night went on.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 2.36 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 2.06 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 1.75 million viewers
That’s 610,000 people. That’s quite a bit of viewers. 10 pm is late for some viewers, but it didn’t seem people were willing to stick around for The O.C. vs. Orton, Ricochet, and Carillo.
It’s no secret Raw lost a lot of star power in the draft. It will be interesting to see what Vince McMahon does to respond to the drop in ratings. Will he hotshot book? Will he make some roster adjustments? Or, Will he blame Paul Heyman?
One thing is for sure, Vince will ultimately do something. Unfortunately, it probably won’t be better booking and storylines.