This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, despite coming one night after a pay-per-view that featured the surprise return of Brock Lesnar, was down in viewership from the week before. This week’s show garnered 2.67 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.74 million.
The show was built around Baron Corbin, the acting General Manager, booking himself into a match against Roman Reigns for the Universal championship. That was the big selling point for the main event and, well...
Hour one: 2.83 million
Hour two: 2.74 million
Hour three: 2.43 million
No one really wanted to tune in for all that, either because there’s no real interest in the idea of Corbin as champion or because everyone there was no real belief in the possibility of him actually winning the title. There is, after all, a triple threat match in Saudi Arabia to get to.
It didn’t help that the Bears win over the Seahawks did over 11 million viewers for ESPN during all this.