Drew McIntyre On If WWE Raw's Ratings Have Affected Him
WWE's flagship show has experienced record lows during the pandemic...
Throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Monday Night Raw has struggled to keep fans engaged with its product and the show has only averaged 1.9 million viewers since March 16. The red brand also experienced record low ratings on July 13 as only 1.561 million people tuned in.
Drew McIntyre has been WWE Champion during much of the COVID-19 era of Raw and Scott Fishman at TVInsider asked The Scottish Psychopath if he has been affected by the low ratings.
The WWE Champion said: "It doesn't bring me down. I've been through so much. The ups and downs in my career. Some really low points. I don't let it get to me or distract me from the goal at home. I know a lot of previous champions have let it get to them. They've suffered in their personal life as a result and lashed out on social media. I don't allow it to get to me from that standpoint. Our WWE Universe, our audience is such a big part of the show. We're all just giving it all we can. I know we're learning through this period.
"The audience that has stuck around are getting to learn about the characters on a deeper level. I think because of this when we get back into the arenas, the viewership will grow. I think we will reach new heights to be honest because we're going to have so many compelling characters. A lot of Superstars are maximising their opportunity in this environment. Right now you can really develop your character on a deeper level through this unique lens. I think when we do get back in the arenas they will attract the attention of fans. I hear what is going on. I see what's going on social media. Things are going well there, but they can also be better. Once we get back to normal, I think we'll reach new heights as a company."