Last night's episode of Monday Night Raw, emanating from Kansas City, was supposed to see WWE put its best foot forward on the road to Dallas where the promotion will hold its Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) this coming Sunday night. In some ways that happened (hi, Mick Foley!) and it other ways it didn't (hey, the Royals are in the World Series).
What didn't happen is an increase in ratings, as overall viewership declined for the third consecutive week. In addition, the 3.69 million viewers who tuned in, dropping down from 3.75 million last week, represents the second lowest viewership total of the year, behind only the Memorial Day show back in May.
Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 3.58 million
Hour two: 3.86 million
Hour three: 3.63 million
There's no need to panic just yet, considering we're inching closer and closer to the end of the year and, in turn, the end of Monday Night Football stealing viewers away. There should be a rebound soon enough.
For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here, and for a full recap with reactions click here.