The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for this week’s show, and Monday’s episode of WWE’s flagship show drew one of the best audiences of 2017. Last night’s show, which featured all the fallout from SummerSlam, the continued build to the inevitable clash between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the return of John Cena to Monday nights, drew 3.404 million viewers. This is up 5.3% from last week’s 3.233 million viewers and is the second best number for the show this year.
RAW always does strong numbers after the “Big Four” PPVs, and this week kept that trend going. With No Mercy a month away, it will be interesting to see if WWE can keep this audience engaged and involved moving forward.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
First Hour: 3.416 million viewers (3.419 million viewers last week)
Second Hour: 3.581 million viewers (3.293 million viewers last week)
Third Hour: 3.216 million viewers (2.988 million viewers last week)
RAW was #4 in viewership for the night on cable, falling behind NFL pre-season coverage, the Presidential Address on Afghanistan, and the post-address coverage. RAW was #1 in the 18-49 demographic. In the coveted 18-49, WWE’s flagship show garnered a 1.15 cable rating. This is up slightly from last week’s 1.13 rating in the same demographic.