• WWE Possibly Taking ‘Reactionary Measures’ After RAW Draws Record Low Rating & Viewership
This week’s episode of WWE RAW drew an all-time record low viewership of 1.53 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 1.74 million viewers.
This episode also drew all-time record low viewership number for each hour:
Hour 1: 1.63 million (Last Week: 1.85 million)
Hour 2: 1.51 million (Last Week: 1.78 million)
Hour 3: 1.44 million (Last Week: 1.58 million)
Ratings in the key demographic (18-49) for this episode also hit an all-time low. RAW drew an average 18-49 demographic rating of 0.41, down from last week’s 0.51. It should be noted that last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite drew a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demo, and beat every hour of RAW in this demo.
This is quite an alarming sign for WWE because this show was the go-home episode of RAW for this Sunday’s TLC 2020 pay-per-view.
RAW has been struggling for a while now, and its viewership has stayed under the 2 million mark for most of the year.
According to WrestleVotes, WWE officials aren’t taking this news lightly, and are expected to make some reactionary measures for it.
“Talking to a source just now who said the record low RAW rating news isn’t ‘sitting well’ with those in power. To a point where they expect some reactionary decisions to be made. Time will tell.”
Talking a source just now who said the record low RAW rating news isn’t “sitting well” with those in power. To a point where they expect some reactionary decisions to be made. Time will tell.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 16, 2020
The last time WWE took reactionary measures for low ratings, they ended up introducing RAW Underground and RETRIBUTION. RAW Underground has already been scrapped due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the company at one point, while RETRIBUTION is busy in trying to recruit Ricochet to their group.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 15, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Ivory vs. Jacqueline
– Crash Holly & Hardcore Holly vs. Frank Kazarian & Mikey Henderson
– Al Snow vs. Funaki