Kudos to the WWE for setting a new record for Monday Night RAW’s third-hour rating, with the show pulling in its lowest rating yet since the USA expanded it from a two to three-hour show. The red brand’s ratings have quickly approached a stinkiness typically associated with a night of overindulging on Taco Bell and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
It may have featured “great wrestling” but it also featured terrible finishes such as the screwy Asuka vs. Sasha Banks RAW Women’s Championship bout where Asuka lost via count-out when she ran backstage to save her friend Kairi Sane from a beatdown. Hour three also featured a non-title squash where WWE Champion Drew McIntyre pummeled Dolph Ziggler in a (Not So) Extreme Rules Match. Round things out with a meaningless match between perennial losers Murphy and Humberto Carrillo and it’s clear why the ratings were complete rubbish.
Wrestlingnews.co had a good summary of the ratings:
The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.52 then 0.50 in hour two, and 0.41 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:
Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.699 million – last week: 1.740
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.688 million – last week: 1.609
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.463 million – last week: 1.535
The WWE’s demo numbers are good, but it’s clear the product is losing viewers every week.If cream always rises to the top, what does this say about the WWE’s flagship program whose ratings continue to drop faster than WWE Superstar Sunny’s OnlyFans subscribers after her latest incarceration?