Now that WWE is out of WrestleMania season, things are settling into the usual pattern. Monday Night Raw is a far less compelling television show but it's still going to draw relatively good numbers for the company and USA, even if everyone is very clearly burned out by the length of it.
Three hours is just way too long.
The latest edition, airing last night (April 29, 2013) from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, featured The Shield once again picking up a clean pinfall victory, this time over John Cena and Team Hell No. Really, though, it was a rather ho hum few hours of programming.
Still, the show averaged 4.29 million viewers for all three hours. Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 4.29 million
Hour two: 4.31 million
Hour three: 4.26 million
Nothing out of the ordinary there, though the drop off from hour two to three isn't as pronounced as it has been in past weeks. The streak of consecutive weeks seeing a drop has now reached 16, though.