WWE Raw Receives Its Lowest Ever Rating In 15 Years

By Damian Seeto
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The WWE received a very unflattering milestone on its Christmas Eve edition of Monday Night Raw. The show garnered its lowest ever rating since 1997.

The show drew a very dismal 2.2 cable rating. The last time Raw received such low viewership for an original show was way back in September 8, 1997. The main event for that night was Triple H vs. Savio Vega vs. The Patriot. I did not watch wrestling back then (it was unavailable in NZ at the time), but where were the likes of Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and The Undertaker?

To be fair, this is the first time in a few years that WWE decided to air Raw during this time of year. Usually they normally show a “Best of 2012” or the annual “Tribute to the Troops” show in its place. Christmas Eve is usually the time of year people spend time with their families and are not sitting in front of their TV sets for 3 hours…

Another reason the show scored a low rating was because it was a pre-recorded show. As most people already know, Raw is usually recorded live. This week however, the results were posted online over a week ago. Not to mention the show didn’t feature its normal storylines. It was billed as a “Christmas Show” and the main focus of the show was when Alberto del Rio accidentally ran over Santa. This resulted in him facing against John Cena in the main event of the night.

It will be interesting to see what type of rating WWE does next week for Raw. It fall on New Year’s Eve…

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