- The September 17th WWE RAW had 302,000 homes watching via tape delay or DVR while the September 24th RAW had 341,000 homes watching on a delay.
Both poor numbers really considering the poor live viewership.
Quarter Hours - October 15th, 2012
Q1 - 4.04 million
Q2 - 4.11 million
Q3 - 4.27 million
Q4 - 3.85 million
Q5 - 4.36 million
Q6/Q7 - 4.00 million
Q8 - 3.90 million
Q9 - 4.18 million
Q10 - 4.12 million
Q11 - 3.68 million
Q12 - 3.68 million
Overrun - 4.44 million
The pattern seems to be now that viewers can watch two and a half hours of Raw but no more. Watching Raw on Monday I could see that, plus there was little purpose to Kingston vs Miz again and the tag team match was irrelevant and way too long for what it was meant to do.
I can't see WWE admitting defeat in the three hour experiment, but I do wonder whether they would consider doing:
20:00 to 20:30 - WWE Raw (Pre Show)
20:30 to 21:30 - WWE Raw (Hour 1)
21:30 to 22:30 - WWE Raw (Hour 2)
22:30 to 23:05 - WWE Raw (Hour 3)
Or is that unlikely because the start of the hour would have to be 'on the hour'? The pre show would include a match before the show starts properly at half past the hour, so say going on this past week, the pre-show would have Miz TV and Rhodes Scholars vs Primo & Epico for example as well as a lot of backstage stuff hyping the show.