On Nov. 17, WWE aired the final edition of “Monday Night Raw” before its 2014 “Survivor Series” pay-per-view. The “go-home” show to the second longest running pay-per-view in WWE history would see members of Team Cena and Team Authority finalized.

Despite the showing of “Monday Night Raw” being an important show, and one with a strong ending, viewership for the episode would actually decrease from the previous week. The pre-taped “Monday Night Raw” from England on Nov. 10 would average 3.93 million viewers. On the other hand, the Nov. 17 “Monday Night Raw” garnered an average of 3.770 million viewers, according to TVByTheNumbers.com. WWE never wants to see a four percent decrease in viewership, but even more so coming off of a taped show.

Below is the hourly viewership breakdown for the Nov. 17 episode of “Monday Night Raw:”

Hour 1: 3.894 million viewers

Hour 2: 3.780 million viewers

Hour 3: 3.641 million viewers

Even though the closing segment, the contract signing between Team Authority and Team Cena, was substantially progressed throughout the entire night, viewership would end up decreasing through all three hours. Additionally, unlike last week, “Monday Night Raw” did not finish second for the night in terms of viewership for Monday night cable programs. Instead, WWE finished third, being bested by ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” series.

Editor’s Note

Definitely weird that viewership was higher for a pre-taped show rather than a live show.


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