USA Network has removed the two hour Raw replay to serve as the lead in for Tough Enough for next week after the experiment failed.
This past Tuesday USA added the replay at 6PM hoping to have a more solid lead-in for the WWE reality competition after making its debut to just 1.2 million viewers. The experiment however failed big time as not only Tough Enough didn’t attract more viewers but it was actually seen by 200,000 people less. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon will be leading-in Tough Enough.
The last season of Tough Enough in 2011, which also aired on USA Network, had an average viewership of 2.4 million so WWE is basically pulling half of that audience so far.