Monday’s post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW averaged 4.18 million viewers, down three percent from last week’s show.
The hourly breakdown for the show is as follows:
Hour One: 4.28 million viewers
Hour Two: 4.33 million viewers
Hour Three: 3.97 million viewers
The final rating, which should be out shortly, will likely fall between a 2.9 or a 3.0.
What? Hour 3 should of been the best especially with that epic match with Ambrose vs Rollins
I don’t get why people think the main event always determines the hour three numbers when they don’t usually start until like 9:45. Not to mention WWE has a pattern of putting some bad filler on hour 3 which probably drives people away, and combined with RAW fatigue and the possibility of hour 2 sucking makes it hard for the main event to prosper.
I’m sure the kid chanting “Lets go Cena!” throughout the Lesnar/Cena match didn’t tune in to see Lesnar as champion.
That kids voice was the first time I had a regret of having surround sound.
I thought it was rather cute.
Haha! Yes! I was thinking that whole time, some is surely gonna shut that kid up or get the mic away from him WWE!
Oh god, you had to remind us, now I can hear it in my head.
i hope they dont blame the low third hour rating on dean ambrose and seth rollins
I hope not.
That would suck because I literally only turned it on to watch that match
It’s The miz’s Fault
Well from the WWE’s mindset, I guess that will be the last time we see Ambrose or Rollins main event the flagship show.
Not a big deal… more often than not hour 3 loses viewers. There’s a lot of good word of mouth going around regarding the main event – if anything, might see a bump next week.
At some point, I hope the WWE learns that it’s what you do in hours 1 and 2 that determine what happens in hour 3. It’s not like viewers are psychic and know the main event will be insanely good. When they tune in and to start, it’s a poorly acted “Days of our Lives” with the Bellas and a bunch of throwaway matches, some folks aren’t going to stick around.
You need to improve your overall product and people will stick around for your best act.
I found the Rollins/Ambrose was unusually long and exceptionally good for being a RAW Main Event. The final segment gets the rush treatment a lot of times.
It’s a little different for me here in Atlantic Canada, because everything starts an hour later than EST, but I had to go bed after the first 90 minutes because I had a rare Tuesday morning shift. I would assume that a lot people are in the same boat, that the third hour just might be too late, unless you have a good feeling that something special is going to happen.
I though Kane and Randy would get involved within the first three minutes, and then Reigns would come and save the day. If expected that great of a Main Event, I would have probably stayed up.
I didn’t watch RAW this week even though I watched Summerslam.
These days, all you have to do is watch one RAW between PPV’s and you get the gist of whats going to happen next, so I do the same.
Remember back in the day, Raw & Nitro would actually tell you a week in advance some of the matches for the following week, especially the main event. It would get you hyped up. Now-a-days, we have nothing to look forward to week after week. Just tune in to see what happens. Now, we have endless scripted promos, interviews, plugs for this & that, all mixed in between 1 or 2 good matches. Ugh!!!!! It’s not that hard to produce a good wrestling show people!
RAW was a good show.
This is fact that WWE is on its death knell. 3hours is too much for filler. The time is now to make RAW 30mins each week at the most until they can actually make a good product! That would save a few million of the budget so its a win win for Vince!
I think you have tna and wwe mixed up again.. dixie… come on get it together stay off the hooch
It’s just what is best for business. If you have issues with it then you have personal issues to resolve. I am just stating what should be a rebrand of RAW before 1 or 2 years time it’s down in the gutter with Smackdown!
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