USA Network Furious With WWE Over Declining RAW Ratings

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The USA Network also wants more dark content on the show

Monday’s episode of WWE RAW set the new record low for all-time low viewership numbers and the USA Network is reportedly not happy about it. 

Monday’s edition of WWE Raw averaged 1.526 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Just one year ago, the show did 2.150 million.

Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT reports that WWE officials aren’t the only ones to be upset about the decline in ratings this week as there was a similar reaction at the USA Network.

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Per the report, management at the television network is said to be furious about the drop in ratings. It was added that WWE officials are hoping to have some sort of a “big reset” for the company with next month’s Royal Rumble

“USA Network are furious. They want more adult content. Not sexy adult, but dark and violent adult,” the source said.

This comes after Dave Meltzer noted that there were people in WWE who were stunned at the numbers and that people in WWE “got the message” as well. 

WrestleVotes had also reported that the low numbers for the show were not “sitting well” with WWE higher-ups. In fact, some people think there will be reactionary decisions” made. 

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