The reason behind WWE announcing Savage’s Hall of Fame announcement prior to WWE Raw was because of low TV ratings for the past few weeks. Many thought that announcing Macho Man’s Hall of Fame induction on WWE Network and Social Media was a bad choice, but the WWE officials got what they wanted.
Monday’s episode of WWE Raw drew 3.90 million viewers, up from last week’s 3.76 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.095 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.897 million viewers and the final hour drew 3.722 million viewers.
RAW was 2nd on cable behind the College Football championship, which drew over 30 million viewers for the game alone.