This past Monday night’s Raw saw a 12% decrease week on week and set the show’s record low with an average of 1.53 million viewers. The exact split was 1.63 million viewers during hour one, 1.51 million viewers during hour two, and 1.44 million viewers during hour three. WWE will be incredibly disappointed because it was the go-home show for TLC, which doesn’t bode well for interest in the pay-per-view. Raw itself featured a 2-on-1 handicap match between The Miz/John Morrison and Keith Lee, a Lana injury angle, A Firefly Fun House field trip to the ThunderDome, and McIntyre being left laying as the show closed by AJ Styles.
While this rating alone will have likely worried WWE, the fact they did a 0.41 rating in the key 18-49 demo, which is below what Dynamite did the last two weeks (0.42 and 0.45), will have been a significant cause of concern. We’ll have to wait and see what WWE does to address this. Usually, when WWE needs to prop up ratings, they’ll bring in a big name. Still, with Lesnar no longer under contract, The Undertaker retired, and Goldberg scheduled to feud with Reigns on SmackDown, WWE’s options are limited.