The ratings are in for this past Monday night's (Oct. 31) Halloween edition of WWE Raw Supershow, which featured the highly anticipated appearance of the Muppets.
WWE Raw on Monday, October 31 scored a 3.10 rating, down from a 3.31 rating last week following the Vengeance PPV. The ratings picture was very similar to the Oct. 17 episode two weeks ago leading into the Vengeance PPV.
Raw averaged 4.49 million viewers off an average of 4.61 million first hour viewers and an average of 4.37 million second hour viewers. It was the fewest number of second hour viewers in six weeks dating back to September.
It's not a surprise that the numbers were down from last week, considering both the nature of the show and the fact that we're smack dab in the middle of the NFL season. These are the ratings we can expect until early next year, save for a small upkick after pay-per-views.
It is most certainly somewhat discouraging, though, that neither The Rock nor the Muppets were able to move the needle. The Rock because his return is, theoretically, the one thing that should actually have a big effect on ratings and the Muppets because it was Halloween the kids should have been done trick-or-treating by the time Raw came on TV.
Then again, it's a good thing more folks weren't watching. If they had been, they would have watched one of the worst booked episodes of Raw in recent memory.