Viewership for this week’s episode of Raw rises up. It was a surprise to most people that this week’s episode of Raw generated an average of 2.864 million viewers. This is up approximately 4% from last week’s show despite strong competition, but this week’s show did feature the reuniting of The Shield. The Monday Night NFL game was able to garner 10.28 million viewers, while the MLB Yankees vs. Indians playoff game did 4.49 million viewers. Dancing with the Stars featuring WWE’s Nikki Bella did 9.11 million viewers.
Perhaps the biggest story in the WWE viewership numbers is the relatively strong performance from the third hour, which saw a significant drop on last Monday’s show. While viewers did tune out, the drop was not nearly as much as normal which could actually be attributed to WWE putting Enzo Amore in the final segment.
The hourly numbers were:
– Hour One = 3.01 million viewers
– Hour Two = 2.89 million viewers
– Hour Three = 2.71 million viewers