The torrid times don’t seem like they’re going to conclude any time soon for Raw, and after a poor show last week that was watched by only 100,000 more people than SmackDown Live, the numbers have taken yet another dip.
This week’s Raw averaged in at 2.285 million viewers, which is down from 2.368 million last week, and means last night’s show now stands as the least viewed in history, beating the 2.302 million record low that was set in October.
The show wasn’t exactly short of news, though. Rhyno was fired after losing a short match to his tag partner Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre picked up his first pinfall loss in over a year against a babyface Dolph Ziggler, and Finn Bálor actually did some good things for once.
Still, as the TLC pay-per-view draws closer and the doubt over the scheduled Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman clash continues, it is not at all outside the realms of possibility that tonight’s SmackDown show could outscore Raw in viewers, which would be… pretty mental.
TV viewership isn’t the only thing that’s suffered it seems, as the arena attendance in Milwaukee last night was also pretty dire:
— TLC Sports Page (@TLCSportsPage) December 4, 2018
Maybe Dean Ambrose should stop telling us that we all smell.
In all seriousness though, this is nothing more or less than Raw deserves.