Ahead of the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on Sunday night, the red brand show, which featured a pull apart brawl between Roman Reigns & Bobby Lashley and a main event of Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins, drew 2.58 million viewers for the first hour, and 2.51 followed by 2.32 for the second and final hour.
This record low 'trumps' the 26 September 2016 episode, which got only 2.478 million viewers but was up against Monday Night Football and the Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate.
Post-WrestleMania, a drop in viewership is to be expected, and no doubt there will be an increase following Extreme Rules as the company builds to SummerSlam. However, considering WWE have just signed lucrative new TV deals, one would assume the company will be considering moves to bring fans back to Monday Night RAW, especially with the resumption of the NFL season looming.
There is much speculation about the future of Brock Lesnar in WWE, and news such as this adds weight to suggestions that a knee-jerk decision regarding the Universal Championship could be on the cards as a way to draw eyes back to the product.