WWE Raw ratings for May 6 show the lowest of the year against Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls NBA playoff game

Chris Trotman

Monday Night Raw was destroyed in the ratings last night (May 6, 2013) up against a strong NBA playoff game featuring the Miami Heat taking on the Chicago Bulls in game one of their series. How bad was it? Find out right here.

Last night's (May 6, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw was one of the worst shows of the entire year, and maybe one of the worst shows of the past couple years. What's worse, it was up against a NBA playoff game between the defending champion Miami Heat and the big market Chicago Bulls.

That spelled disaster.

Indeed, Raw averaged just 3.92 million viewers for all three hours of the show on USA. The Heat vs. Bulls game, meanwhile, averaged 5.54 million viewers. Hell, even the San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors game immediately after it did 5.46 million viewers, which came at the end of Raw.

What's really interesting, though, is the hourly breakdown. No show this entire year has looked like this:

Hour one: 3.97 million
Hour two: 3.87 million
Hour three: 3.91 million

Hour two has always been the highest rated of the show and hour three had been on a streak of 16 consecutive weeks of experiencing a drop from that second hour. If nothing else, the numbers remained steady throughout, but it's pretty clear fans weren't interested in anything WWE was doing and instead chose to focus on other sporting events.

It's a good thing for those that did, too, because they were spared an awful episode of Raw. CM Punk can't return soon enough.

For complete results and the live blog click here. For reactions to the show click here. And for a playlist of the entire night click here.

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