Last week’s edition of Monday Night Raw drew a rough 1.97 million viewers, but the flagship show managed to bring their numbers back up this week.
With the return of John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, and the tribute to “Mean” Gene Okerlund by Hulk Hogan, who hadn’t been seen on Raw in nearly four years, the red brand drew an average of 2.32 million this week. This is down about 19% from the first Raw of 2018.
The first hour drew a 2.60 million, the highest of the night. However, over the next few hours, the show dropped around 20%. Below are the ratings for each hour.
First Hour: 2.60 million
Second Hour: 2.29 million
Third Hour: 2.07 million
While the WWE faced pretty tough competition in the college football National Championship game, some of the segments in the second and third hours of the show failed to keep viewers interested.
We can expect to see Raw’s ratings continue to rise as we move towards WrestleMania.