It's probably not a good thing that WWE had its lowest viewership total in weeks for the episode of Monday Night Raw they decided to push the hard sell on the WWE Network (just $9.99 people). Indeed, last night's show garnered 4.03 million viewers for all three hours, down from the 4.32 million it did last week and the 4.43 million the week before.
The show did a 2.8 rating.
Even worse is the fact that viewers once again plummeted in the third hour:
Hour one: 4.08 million
Hour two: 4.19 milion
Hour three: 3.88 million
That's a stunning fall in the final hour, the same as last week. In both instances, the heavy promotion for the main event angle was dedicated to the ongoing Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella fued, first to make the match at SummerSlam official then to sign the contract for it.
Neither John Cena nor Brock Lesnar were on last night's show. Both will be back next week for the go home show to the big pay-per-view (PPV) next Sunday night. That show will also feature the return of Hulk Hogan and a few surprise appearances.
For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For a full recap with reactions click here. To watch the show click here.