WWE: RAW scores lowest television rating of the year

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PWTorch is reporting that last night’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW scored the lowest television rating of 2014 thus far as the post-Night of Champions RAW scored a 2.69 rating. This is the latest in a downward trend for WWE’s top TV show as last week’s RAW scored a 2.79 and RAW two weeks ago scored a 2.88. This week’s 2.69 rating is RAW’s lowest rating since December 23 of last year as WWE continues to face (and lose) to the competition as RAW airs at the same time as Monday Night Football and Fall Season Premieres of new TV shows on other networks. While WWE has consistently been competing with the NFL and other primetime shows for several years now, the lowering interest in the WWE product from WWE’s key demographics (namely the 18-49 male crowd) has been hurting RAW for months now and, with the NFL season now underway, WWE will certainly have to find a way to step the product up to try and bring back their viewers. In addition to Monday Night Football, last night’s RAW faced competition from NBC’s “The Voice”, the premiere of the FOX series “Gotham”, “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC, and “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” on VH1 as, in addition to hurting RAW’s television rating, these four shows beat RAW in the Twitter ratings as more people were talking about these shows than RAW on social media.

What can WWE do to improve ratings? Post your comments in the box below.

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  • Kevin Joseph Matanich

    Honestly, I wish I could go back to the Attitude Era days and relive my childhood but the past is the past. I think they should get rid of the third hour and go back to two hours. It just seems too long of a show to actually sit and watch. Plus, the writing isn’t very good and you can tell because they keep firing their creative writers. Change the rating from PG to where they can be more edgy. I am not saying to go back to TV-14 but that would help with the writing because I think it would give them more room to work with when creating storylines. Remember the roster during the Attitude Era? They had decent wrestlers but the rating allowed them to connect with the fans because they had more leeway in how they did things. I know that I keep bringing up the Attitude Era but if they want to rebound then they should take a look back in time and see what they did right and incorporate that into the storylines today, however they can.

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