World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is in the midst of setting up its July 15, 2012, pay-per-view (PPV),. Money in the Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, and the latest episode of Monday Night Raw was instrumental in doing so.
The ratings are in for said show and the June 25 edition of Raw garnered a 3.2 rating and an average of 4.71 million viewers for the full two hours. That breaks down to 4.59 million viewers in the first hour and 4.84 million in the second.
Not bad at all.
Raw has been performing very well as of late, especially now that there is no major sporting competition from the NBA playoffs and the NFL season is still months away. The product has also been solid and MITB is generally a good gimmick show, typically one of the best "B" shows of the year. SummerSlam is also right around the corner and Triple H is ensuring his storyline feud with Brock Lesnar is getting a lot of play.
All good news for the WWE and its bottom line as it inches closer and closer to the historic 1,000th episode of Raw, which should pop a huge rating.
For complete results and the running live blog from this past week's episode of Raw click here. To listen to Sergio and myself gab about the show on the Cageside Live podcast click here. And for complete reactions to all the night's events click here.