Last night's (July 29, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw emanated from Laredo, Texas, but it wasn't a live show. Indeed, it was taped last week due to the company embarking on the highly publicized overseas tour and while that never seems to have much of an effect on the overall ratings, it should be considered when looking at the numbers.
This week's show was down from last week, averaging 3.77 million viewers for all three hours. That's in comparison to the four million the show garnered last week and the 4.1 million it received the week before.
Not exactly inspiring as the road to SummerSlam heats up but not altogether troubling, especially considering the goofy taping schedule.
Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 3.66 million
Hour two: 3.90 million
Hour three: 3.75 million
So we're right back to hour two being the breadwinner, though the quarterly breakdown will tell us more about whose segments were hitting or missing. Look for that later in the week.
And expect at least a minor bounce back when the show goes live again next Monday night.