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WWE RAW ratings dip below 3 million viewers

Dean Ambrose

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It finally happened. Thanks, in part, to going head-to-head with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the June 13th edition of WWE Raw fell below the 3 million viewer mark for the first time outside of football season.

The show did 2.96 million viewers -- the second lowest for a non-holiday episode of the show since 1997, as there was a show in November that did 2.95 million viewers. The prior seasonal record low was 3.12 million viewers, and while the rating isn't out as of this writing, it should equate to a 2.1 or 2.2 rating.

The Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game on ABC did 20.53 million viewers.

Raw was fourth for the night on cable, trailing Rizzoli & Isles on TNT, Major Crimes on TNT, and The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News.

The show opened weak, even though it started before the NBA game, and had a fairly significant third hour drop.  

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 3.04 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 3.11 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 2.76 million viewers