The July 31st broadcast of WWE RAW saw its ratings comfortably above three million viewers through its three hours. RAW drew 3.163 million viewers, an increase from last week’s 3.067 million viewers. RAW returned as the No. 1 show on cable throughout Monday night.
As Top Rope Press reviewed last night, RAW opened with RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and the unexpected appearance of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Lesnar’s advocate announced The Beast Incarnate will leave the WWE if he loses the Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam against Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman. The second hour opened with MizTV featuring Angle’s son, Jason Jordan. The second hour was the most-watched hour of the night. Reigns defeated Joe and Strowman in a Triple Threat Match during the start of the third hour. RAW ended with Big Cass defeating Big Show via disqualification when Enzo Amore interfered and jumped Cass.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
- First Hour: 3.194 million viewers (3.156 million viewers last week)
- Second Hour: 3.275 (3.129 million viewers last week)
- Third Hour: 3.021 (2.917 million viewers last week)
Although RAW finish the night number one on cable in terms of pure viewership, RAW did not win the coveted 18-49 year old demographic. VH1’s Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood snagged the 1.08 demo rating while RAW’s second hour was close behind with a 1.06. The first hour and third hours of the show drew a 1.03 and 0.99, respectively.