According to the Wrestling Observer, RAW posted an all-time record low rating for the modern era with 2.46 million viewers. The article goes on to say:
The show dropped nine percent from last week.
Still, Raw was fourth for the night on cable, once again only trailing news shows, and beat both FOX and CW on network television.
The least-watched modern era episode was on September 26, 2016, which also did 2.46 million viewers against both the first Trump-Clinton Presidential debate and the NFL.
Last year on the same week Raw did 3.01 million viewers, so this is an 18 percent annual drop.
The show started out weak and fell throughout, meaning whatever they were hyping did not keep the audience.
There were consistent drops in almost every demo throughout the show. Unusual is the third hour male drop in 18-49 was seven percent while the female 18-49 drop was only two percent. Usually third hour drops are more female skewed.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 2.58 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 2.51 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 2.32 million viewers