If one wanted to, one could argue last night's (July 1, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw in Sioux City, Iowa, was a mediocre to bad show. In fact, that's exactly what I did in my reactions to all the night's events.
Hulk Holland actually took a good look at why we still aren't enjoying WWE programming despite all the right guys getting their time in the spotlight.
All told, however, the ratings have remained relatively steady, hovering at right around 4 million viewers for the company's flagship program. Indeed, last night's show averaged 3.96 million viewers and did a 2.89 rating for all three hours.
Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 3.72 million
Hour two: 4.14 million
Hour three: 4.01 million
That's still pretty low for the first hour, but just about right for the second and third. One would hope there would be some marked improvement from weeks prior, seeing as we're now just two weeks out from Money in the Bank, one of the more highly anticipated of all the "B" show PPV events on the schedule.
The go home show is next Monday night. We'll see if there's any improvement then.