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Raw audience significantly up with big returns

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Whether it was because of the announced returns of Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey or the approaching SummerSlam PPV is debatable, but the Raw audience was up significantly this week.

This week’s episode of the Red Branded Show drew 2.901 million viewers which is up 4.4% from last week and is the best number the show has done since the post Money In The Bank episode in June.

The show was #1 for the night in viewership on cable and #1 in the 18-49 demographic. This apparently was the first time the show was #1 in viewership on cable since the August 29, 2017 episode.

Though it’s worth mentioning here that despite the fact that the company was building a Brock Lesnar segment throughout the show, the audience still declined for the third hour.

The first hour drew 2.875 million viewers, the second hour saw an increase and drew 3.012 but the third hour couldn’t keep the momentum up and it drew 2.815 million viewers.


  • Soulshroude

    I agree, it’s only up because of Summerslam. Not the fact that Lesnar was there to fire Paul Heyman, nor because of their appearance.

  • CC

    Certainly not up because of Rousey or Lesnar. That ship has sailed.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It up because we are on the road to Summerslam. You see the numbers for both Raw and Smackdown is always down in the summer.