WWE reportedly in panic mode with this week’s Raw rating
May 31, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Despite the announcement of Randy Orton being suspended for sixty days, the big story yesterday internally in World Wrestling Entertainment was the dismissal 2.7 cable rating, the lowest rating of the year. Obviously, WWE’s rating was hurt by the History channel’s “Hatfields and McCoys” and the NBA play offs, and for a change, didn’t feature John Cena. Dave Meltzer described the reaction as a total panic when the rating came in. The Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk match saw a decline in viewership in the second hour, and the Alberto Del Rio vs. Santino Marella match drew one of the lowest quarter hour ratings in years. This week’s edition aired on Memorial Day, however, the overall viewership on Monday night was only down two percent, thus the show still wouldn’t have earned a 3.0 rating.
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