RAW TV Ratings
This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw ratings is in. According to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics, the episode drew an average of 1.866 million viewers on the USA Network, down from the 2.114 million viewers last week.
The 18-49 demo saw the average rating be 0.55, down from the 0.64 rating last week.
The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.57, then 0.56 in hour two, and 0.53 in hour three. Last week was 0.66, then 0.65 in hour two, and 0.60 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:
Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.968 million – last week: 2.219
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.881 million – last week: 2.168
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.750 million – last week: 1.955
Raw ranked #1 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, the same as the #1 ranking last week.
Alexa Bliss Is Taking Time Off
Alexa Bliss has not appeared on WWE TV since losing to Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at the Royal Rumble but her time away from TV has nothing to do with injury issues.
PWInsider is reporting that Bliss is taking some time away from WWE. It was also noted that going into the Royal Rumble PLE show, it was already known that she was going to take time off so this was already in the works for at least days, if not weeks.
WWE Under Investigation On Behalf Of Shareholders
Pomerantz LLP is the latest law firm to announce they’re considering bringing a class-action lawsuit against WWE following the Vince McMahon scandal.
Pomerantz LLP announced this week that they’re looking into potentially filing lawsuits against McMahon when the hush money scandal first broke last summer because of “violations of the securities laws” on behalf of WWE investors.
Several law firms issued press releases noting they were looking for investors before McMahon stepped away as the CEO and Chairman. Following his return last month, the number of law firms has grown.
The investigation is focused on “whether WWE and/or the company’s officers and directors violated the securities laws or breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the above alleged misconduct.”
WWE is dealing with two current lawsuits. Detroit’s Police and Fire Retirement System filed a lawsuit against McMahon after being voted back on by the WWE Board of Directors to become the Board’s Executive Chairman in order to block him from regaining control and selling WWE.