The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for this week’s show, and Monday’s episode of WWE’s flagship brand still wasn’t able to break that 3 million viewer ceiling. This week’s show, which featured more build for the TLC PPV, the full-fledged reunion of The Shield, and a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion crowned when Kalisto defeated Enzo Amore in the main event, drew 2.871 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.773 million viewers
We can’t really say that three weeks of the Cruiserweights in the main event slot of RAW is helping things, but they aren’t dragging numbers down too bad (even though RAW sees a big drop in numbers from hour two to hour three, this is almost always the case). Plus, with rumors swirling about a Shield reunion, fans more than likely tuned in to see if the trigger was going to be pulled.
The hourly breakdown this week was as follows:
First Hour: 3.008 million viewers (2.945 million viewers last week)
Second Hour: 2.894 million viewers (2.756 million viewers last week)
Third Hour: 2.711 million viewers (2.619 million viewers last week)
RAW was #4 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind the NFL on ESPN, MLB on FOX, and MLB on TBS. RAW was #5 in the 18-49 demographic on cable this week, falling behind the NFL, the MLB on FOX, Love & Hip-Hop, and SportsCenter. In the 18-49 demographic, RAW garnered a .96 cable rating for the night. This is up from last week’s .92 rating in the same demographic.