That’s a new one. Monday Night Raw has been having issues with its audience and television ratings for a very long time now. It has certainly been the case for the last few years but things have gotten even worse lately. Things keep getting worse and worse, which is not exactly a good sign for the company. Now things have reached an entirely new low.
According to PWTorch, this week’s Monday Night Raw drew the lowest audience in the history of the show. This week’s show featured an average audience of 1.418 million viewers, based off hours of 1.536, 1.549 and 1.168. The demo rating was the lowest since December 20, 2020 with a .41. These numbers are down from last week’s 1.62 million viewers (-12%) and .45 rating (-2%).
This week’s show was built around a #1 contenders match between Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston, with the winner advancing to face WWE Champion Bobby Lashley at Hell In A Cell. Other featured parts of the show included the return of the Miz, a Raw Tag Team Title match and Shayna Baszler vs. Reginald. The show was being held on Memorial Day, which tends to draw lower audiences in general.
First hour 1.536 and second hour 1.549 million viewers. I've asked if the third hour number is a typo because that is a huge dropoff.
— Pro Wrestling Torch (@PWTorch) June 2, 2021
Since you probably missed it. Check out some of the highlights of the show:
Opinion: Dang. That third hour is hard to fathom as that is getting close NXT level numbers. Monday Night Raw has been pretty bad for a long time now but this is a different level of disinterest. I’m sure the holiday had something to do with it, but the decline is hardly a one off change. Something needs to be fixed with the way the show is run and it needs to be fixed in a hurry.
What id the biggest problem with Monday Night Raw? What is the best quick change they could make? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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