Memorial Day Raw Draws Lowest Average Viewing Audience Of The Year

It's a good thing pay-per-view buy rates no longer matter in WWE because it was the perfect storm for this week's go-home to Payback episode of Monday Night Raw. Airing on Memorial Day, this week's show garnered an average viewing audience of 3,602,333 viewers on the USA Network. This was the lowest average viewing audience for a live Raw broadcast this year.

Below is how viewership broke down by hour:

  • Hour one - 3,538,000 viewers
  • Hour two - 3,858,000 viewers
  • Hour three - 3,411,000 viewers

WWE Raw Viewership Archive

  • Mike McCarthy

    Even if it’s the worst of the year, those aren’t bad numbers.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Funny, because when they were getting numbers like that in the last half of 2013 people were talking about how it proved Daniel Bryan and CM Punk couldn’t draw and WWE needed John Cena

  • Bob’s Diner

    The telling part of the network is how much WWE care about this show – which seems to be not at all.

    Even by the end of Raw, I’m pretty sure they only had 3 or 4 matches announced for Payback. And only one seems interesting

  • Brody

    Not only was it Memorial Day, this Raw was an absolutely terrible show

  • ldb

    Yeah this Raw was pretty rotten. Although Cody Rhodes was money on the mic. Bray was great as usual. But the rest of the show sucked. The creative must of read the contracts and believed it.

  • M.C. Elroy

    Not a surprise considering how humiliating and insipid the show was. Well, everything besides the Wyatt Family segment, Cesaro vs. RVD, and the Shield. I’m guessing many expected the contract signing to be redundant but I actually found it to be creative for once.

  • John

    I can’t wait until Payback is over so we can finally get some new direction with guys like Bray Wyatt, John Cena, The Shield, Randy Orton and even Daniel Bryan. Everything about the product right now is terrible, with exception to The Shield vs. Evolution of course. The midcard is stacked full of guys who have no direction either… There wasn’t one single match on RAW that had any importance whatsoever. The only things that were semi-decent were the Daniel Bryan/Stephanie angle, The Wyatt/Cena angle and the contract signing… All talking segments! Is it any wonder TV companies aren’t throwing money at WWE for there TV rights?

    • Mike McCarthy

      People bury John Cena for not putting over younger works, yet now he’s helping elevate both The Wyatt Family and The Usos. If you’re not satisfied with Wyatt/Cena you’re in for a rude awakening. Though it’s been going a while, they’re still producing gold.

      • Avalanchian

        Still waiting on Cena to make Sister Abigail a part of Cenation

      • John

        Producing gold? The storyline is boring, it’s dragged on way too long! And as far as Cena putting over younger talent.. I would hardly say this program has been an example of that. He hasn’t put Bray Wyatt over at any point during this program.. Bray should’ve went over at WrestleMania, and when he didn’t it made the entire storyline worthless.

  • Jay El Bee

    Ouch, can’t even beat out last weeks pre-taped show even though they heavily hyped Bryan for this show all week long.