The viewership for this week’s episode dropped without CM Punk.
This week’s show featured Triple H as the special guest and it was known to fans that Punk would not be on this week.
This week’s show drew 121,000 viewers. That is a drop from last week’s 180,000 with Punk but still above what they did on 11/5 and 11/12 when they drew 49,000 and 100,000 for those respective weeks.
Punk is only signed on to appear on some episodes so he will not be on every week. No word yet on if he will be on next week’s show.