Vince McMahon On Why WWE Raw's Ratings Have Declined During The Coronavirus Pandemic
He doesn't blame the pandemic...
During the coronavirus pandemic, Monday Night Raw's ratings have declined by approximately 20 percent and the April 20 episode set another record non-holiday low for viewership.
During the Q1 2020 earnings conference call, Vince McMahon was asked about why he thinks viewership has declined. The chairman of WWE did not blame the pandemic itself but said WWE has suffered because they have introduced a lot of new talent in recent months, and it takes a little while to get new Superstars over with the audience.
McMahon said: "In terms of the why, it goes back to the product itself… Raw's has suffered but not necessarily because of the environment. It's suffered because we bring in a lot of new talent into Raw and it takes a while to get these new talents over. We no longer have Brock Lesnar, obviously, but we have a new champion and a lot of new performers coming in, so, it takes a while… With new talent it's just going to take a little while, I'm convinced that Raw's ratings will bounce back considerably."