This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw wasn’t a very good show, despite the fact that it represented the final effort from the red brand before Clash of Champions. To that end, multiple matches were made official, Randy Orton returned, and RETRIBUTION revealed themselves (complete with goofy names).
Still, viewership was down slightly. This week’s show drew 1.66 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.69 million. Having said that, the coveted 18-49 demographic remained the same.
Here’s how the hourly breakdown worked out:
Hour one: 1.74 million
Hour two: 1.69 million
Hour three: 1.56 million
Monday Night Football did great numbers on ABC and ESPN at over 15 million viewers, but the reality is WWE simply isn’t offering compelling content on Monday nights. Friday Night SmackDown has its issues, sure, but the blue brand feels like an actually cohesive show. Raw consistently feels like a disjointed mess with logic holes the size of the Grand Canyon.
This week’s show was particularly offensive in that regard. But, hey, maybe Slapjack, T-Bar, and Mace are going to save the ratings day for them.
Tune in next week!