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Raw numbers fall to record low

Raw last night averaged 3.57 million viewers over the three hours, which, just barely, is the lowest viewing audience for a non-holiday or football season episode of the show since 1997.

The rating isn't out yet, but the low mark would be May 26, 2014, which did a 2.62 rating.

The NBA playoffs look to be the culprit, doing 4.59 million viewers for the early game and 4.66 million viewers for the late game.

It also follows the pattern that the weeks Stephanie McMahon and HHH aren't on, the ratings tumble.  The good thing is they maintained what audience they had better than in previous weeks, so you can just imagine how bad it would have been if the show was bad.

The three hours were:

8 p.m. 3.42 million viewers

9 p.m. 3.71 million viewers

10 p.m. 3.59 million viewers