That idea WWE had to advertise a tag team main event days ahead of time? Yeah, it didn't really pay off now that the ratings have come in. In fact, the company is now dealing with the reality that its latest episode of Monday Night Raw from Washington D.C. did its second lowest number for a non-holiday show since 1997, according to the Observer.
Raw averaged just 3.46 million viewers for all three hours, down from 3.67 million the week before and a steep drop from the 4.11 million who tuned in the week before that.
At least the show gained viewers through all three hours for the second straight week:
Hour one: 3.36 million
Hour two: 3.48 million
Hour three: 3.54 million
Still, these are the kind of numbers Raw does during football season when the NFL is stealing viewers away. There was no major sports competition last night, so this was simply the result of a lack of interest in the program.
Time for a panic move next week?
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