This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw saw an increase from last Monday’s episode.
According to Showbuzz Daily, the episode drew an average of 1.628 million viewers on the USA Network. This is up from the 1.561 million viewers a week ago.
Last week’s episode was the lowest viewed episode of Raw in the history of the show.
The 18-49 demos saw hour one had 0.51 then 0.45 in hour two, and 0.42 in hour three. Here is the hourly viewership breakdown:
Hour 1 (8 pm): 1.740 million – last week: 1.580
Hour 2 (9 pm): 1.609 million – last week: 1.599
Hour 3 (10 pm): 1.535 million – last week: 1.504
Big Show vs. Randy Orton in an unsanctioned match was the top match on the card. This marked the post-show of Raw for Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view event. WWE reportedly decided to hold off on booking Show vs. Orton from the Extreme Rules lineup in order to save it for this episode of Raw as a way to boost viewership.
There was also an internal hope among WWE officials that some of the outcomes from certain matches featured on Extreme Rules would lead to a boost in viewership for Raw due to the viewership numbers falling at a rapid rate over the last few months.