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WWE Raw ratings for Feb. 6 show down from post-Royal Rumble

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The ratings are in for last night's (Feb. 6, 2012) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw and it should come as no surprise that they're down from where they were last week. That was to be expected, of course, considering the first Raw post-Royal Rumble always does well, but this week's show was bad enough that viewers once again decided to tune out from the first hour to the second. brings the numbers:

WWE Raw on Monday, February 6 came back to earth with a 3.25 rating, down nine percent from a 3.55 rating last week the night after the Royal Rumble PPV. Outside of last week's Raw, it was still the highest-rated Raw since the November 14 episode (12 weeks).

Raw averaged 4.62 million viewers, down 12 percent compared to last week's Raw, which was up 13 percent from the Rumble lead-in.

Raw's first hour opened with a respectable average of 4.80 million viewers - the most since Nov. 14 besides last week's show - but Raw tumbled to an average of 4.44 million viewers in the second hour. The second hour was down 14 percent and nearly 700,000 viewers compared to last week's second hour.

The numbers aren't bad, necessarily, but the product is. Or at least last night it was. Triple H opened with a twenty minute promo explaining his issues with Undertaker before we go the first of what felt like 18 different video packages and about two minutes of actual wrestling before a commercial break.

And that's how the show seemed to play out the rest of the way.

It was just a bad show, plain and simple. "The Game" rambled far too long, Chris Jericho and CM Punk's segment was far too short, The Miz had one of the worst nights of his career, R-Truth got hurt, Eve broke her nose, the main event was nothing more than a modified clusterf*ck and the final image we were left with was Kane being a complete creep with Eve while she was wearing a towel (but in full makeup).

It was bad. So very, very bad. For complete results and the running live blog click here and for reactions to the show click here.

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