Photo by Ed Webster.
World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) flagship show, Monday Night Raw, continues its steady run of solid ratings in the summer months in the lead up to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday night in Phoenix and the 1,000th episode this coming July 23 in St. Louis.
This past Monday night's episode scored a 3.2 rating for an average of 4.41 million viewers. That breaks down to 4.29 million viewers in the first hour, which was dominated by the AJ-CM Punk-Daniel Bryan marriage proposal-fest, and 4.52 million in the second hour, which saw more of the same except with less holy matrimony.
These are good numbers, all things considered. The Major League Baseball (MLB) Home Run Derby was held during the same time and scored nearly seven million viewers. Raw took a hit because of that but not by much.
Apparently, this storyline with a Diva is getting over. Who would have thought.
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.