The Knockouts Tag Team Championship match on Monday night’s live episode of Impact saw a somewhat scary drop of viewers. The 9.15pm quarter, which the match was part of, lost 840,000 viewers though not necessarily to WWE’s Raw over on USA Network. The loss is the biggest drop for a segment in the company’s history.
It should be noted that the previous quarter [9pm] was the highest rated quarter for the three-hour show so while a significant drop, the rating was still high with 2,062,000 viewers watching — that’s more than an average episode of Impact which airs on Thursday nights.
Over on Raw, the Maryse vs Brie Bella watch which aired in the same quarter garnered 5,580,000 viewers which outdrew the opening segment with Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.
It’s a shame that the segment lost as many viewers as it did given that it was easily one of the best matches of the night on either of the two shows. I guess it’s not necessarily down to the women either, as many people tuned in to watch Hulk Hogan and perhaps tuned out after he appeared. Meanwhile great news for the Divas!