– Viewership for Monday’s New Year’s Eve episode of Raw improved from last week’s 15-year low of 3,143,000 viewers as the program averaged 3,552,000 over the course of three hours.
Hour one averaged 3,397,000 viewers, hour two averaged 3,644,000 and hour three averaged 3,614,000. The show marked as the twentieth consecutive week where viewership for the third hour declined from the second.
– Matt Striker offered a suggestion for Raw to showcase unsigned talent. He tweeted Thursday, “Can the 1st hr of RAW be interactive ? 4-6 unsigned talent. Whomever has the most votes gets a match at the end of hour 1. Win n come back.”
One of his followers stated that his suggestion appears similar to TNA Wrestling’s “Gut Check” concept on Impact Wrestling. Striker replied, “I dont watch, sadly, so I dont know if they are- good for them. A lot of good unsigned talent. WWE would make it unique tho.”
– WWE has dropped its WWEKids.com website, with the domain now redirecting to WWE.com. The website was launched a few years ago in conjunction with the company’s publication of the same name.