WWE News: Raw Ratings Take Huge Drop, Should WWE Officials Be Worried?
WWE Raw Ratings Continue to Drop, But Why?
There's a trend going on with Monday Night Raw's ratings, and it's not the good kind.
According to the Pro Wrestling Torch, this Monday's Raw scored a 3.3 cable rating, which is down from last week's 3.64. Overall viewership was down a pretty considerable 12 percent from last Monday's Raw, with this week's show garnering 5.1 million viewers to last week's 5.8 million.
The three Raw episodes prior to last week's show averaged a 3.85 rating, so obviously viewership is on a steady decline.
Wow. This is not good news for the WWE.
It's Wrestlemania season. It's supposed to be a time when wrestling fans are more excited about the product than they are at any other time during the year.
But apparently that isn't the case.
You can pinpoint a number of different reasons as to why Raw is losing viewers: People are watching the NCAA tournament, people are watching Dancing With the Stars, etc.
Yet, if you want to get down to the gist of it, I think the reason for Raw's slipping rating is pretty simple: The build for Wrestlemania 27 has been lackluster.
Raise your hand if—minus The Rock hosting—you feel like anything makes you want to go out of your way to see the granddaddy of them all this year.
OK, no one? That's what I thought.
While there have been some bright spots during the Wrestlemania build, the writing has been questionable and the entertainment has been lacking.
I haven't been excited about anything on Raw not involving The Rock in a while, and that's not how it should be. We should want to watch every second of every Raw every week.
Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.
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