The lack of star power and three hour length of WWE Raw took its toll Monday night as even with a lower-rated NFL game than in recent weeks, the 11/9 tape-delayed edition set another modern audience record low mark.
Even on a night built around the first round of the WWE title tournament, Raw was down from last week's 3.24 million viewers to 3.16 million this week, featuring the lowest viewed hour (hour three) in modern non-holiday history. When the brackets for the tournament didn't list outside stars, and the most pushed star in the tournament, Roman Reigns, had already wrestled in the first hour, interest fell greatly.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 3.48 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 3.18 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 2.86 million viewers