WWE: Monday's RAW was a record-breaker but for all the wrong reasons

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The WWE's dwindling viewing figures have been a topic of discussion for several months now.

Numerous factors, from poor storylines and fan apathy to the injury crisis that has ravaged the main roster, have left the WWE Universe tuning out of shows in their droves.

The WWE will have been hoping that the recent Survivor Series event would have helped them turn the corner. A new report, however, detailing the viewing figures for Monday's RAW, shows the issue is only getting worse.


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As reported by Wrestling Inc., the post-Survivor Series RAW attracted 2.964 million viewers. That's 300,000 fewer people than watched the November 16 show.

What's more, the lacklustre 2.964 million showing is, according to WWE guru Dave Meltzer, the first time RAW viewer figures have fallen below the three million line in 18 years. 

Not since the pre-Attitude eras of 1997 have so few people been intrigued enough to watch what is WWE's primetime weekly broadcast.

Oh, and if there was any doubt about how serious the issue is, this week's ratings were also a new all-time record low for a non-holiday RAW show.

Finding answers

Vince McMahon has always been concerned with viewing figures and the WWE CEO will undoubtedly be searching for answers after being handed the latest update.

But, with several big names stars certain to miss the next few months through injury and John Cena still enjoying his sabbatical, finding the answers to an issue that is fast becoming WWE's biggest prolbme could prove more difficult that it has been in the past.

WWE fans: What is the biggest issue in the WWE right now, why are so many people tuning out? Have your say in the comments below...

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