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WWE Raw ratings (May 4, 2015): Viewers down to lowest number in years

When last week's episode of Monday Night Raw fell to 3.75 million viewers for the Extreme Rules fallout show, it looked like it couldn't get much worse for WWE's flagship program. Those numbers were, after all, some of the lowest in the past 15 years.

And then it got worse.

This week's show, an "A" effort or not, drew just 3.57 million viewers. The Observer notes that's the smallest viewing audience for a non-holiday, non-football season episode of Raw since 1997.

The hourly breakdown is bad but could be worse considering they retained viewers:

Hour one: 3.42 million
Hour two: 3.71 million
Hour three: 3.59 million

Raw was up against the NBA Playoffs, which drew just under five million viewers in direct competition with WWE. That's definitely going to hurt. The good news is the show was very good and barring a big surprise -- sorry, but Sami Zayn does not qualify, at least for now -- it generally takes a week or two to catch up.

For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For a recap with reactions to all the night's events click here. To watch highlights of the show click here.

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