— Monday night’s viewership for WWE Raw is in and the number was alarmingly bad, with the show generating an average viewership of 3.04 million over the three hours.
— That is actually the lowest audience for a Raw without any major sports competition since 1997, beating the previous record which was recently set in mid-February of this year.
— Arguably the worst news is that the period immediately before WrestleMania has traditionally scored great ratings for WWE, often the highest rated shows for the entire year. The only consolation is that television viewership as a whole last night was soft, with only the O’Reilly Factor beating Raw on cable.
— The hourly numbers were:
* Hour One – 3.16 million
* Hour Two – 3.12 million
* Hour Three – 2.87 million
— Also of note is that even though the Undertaker appeared on the show, he was not advertised, and Brock Lesnar appeared but it was on an off-camera segment where he took out the Big Show.