The ratings are in for WWE Raw last night (Oct. 24) from Austin, Texas, which was the first show following the Vengeance pay-per-view on Sunday night.
WWE Raw on Monday, October 24 scored a 3.31 rating the night after the Vengeance PPV, up two-tenths from a 3.10 rating last week. Raw topped the fall season high of a 3.25 rating two weeks ago on Oct. 10.
Raw averaged 4.71 million viewers on the night. Despite the ratings increase, average viewership only increased by 300,000 viewers compared to last week and was down 300,000 viewers compared to two weeks ago.
The report notes that the first hour averaged 4.93 million viewers while the second dropped off to 4.50 million. The show opened with Triple H cutting his "broken heart" promo on Kevin Nash before being attacked and taken away in an ambulance.
This took up the first half hour of the show with multiple replays.
A nice match with Randy Orton and Sheamus teaming up against Christian and Cody Rhodes followed leading into CM Punk's segment with Alberto Del Rio and John Laurinaitis to kick off the second hour.
The show closed with John Cena's handicap match against The Miz and R-Truth before his big announcement that he's teaming with The Rock at Survivor Series.
The decrease in viewership isn't significant enough to be a big issue but I'm sure we can all guess why plenty of viewers tuned out. Cheesy injury angles usually fail massively if done incorrectly and while Triple H sold huge for Nash, the segment came off overdone.
There's also an argument to be made that Nash doesn't belong on TV, as we've already seen here on the site today, but the numbers aren't disastrous enough to warrant that thought process ... yet.
As always, we'll have to stay tuned.