How come the ratings were not as low as last year during the years before that then? I understand 3 hours is exhausting but recently, it's been proven that they can still reach the 3s even with 3 hours.
raw has been stuttering up against mnf for years, between 2008-10 they tried to mask this by bringing in special guests to boost ratings up against the nfl e.g ben roethlisberger, chad ochocinco would both brought in to go head to head with the football game and even then raw had still struggled
in 2011, 2.7 on september 12, 2.8 on november 7, 2.8 on december 12
in 2010, 2.8 on september 20, 2.7 on september 27
look at raw viewership in august last year when raw was 3hrs and had competition from pre season nfl games, i don't care who is champion come the first week in september, raw is going to struggle to hit a 3, 4.25 million viewers like last monday night would be below a 3 in september