WWE Raw ratings for 'Old School' show average over 5 million viewers for Undertaker return

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WWE so heavily teasing Undertaker's return and working the "Old School" gimmick worked wonders in the ratings department, as the show averaged over five million viewers.

The ratings are in for last night's (March 4, 2013) "Old School" episode of Monday Night Raw and the show was a big success. Featuring the return of Undertaker at the top of the first hour, a hot interaction between The Rock and John Cena at the top of the second, a Triple H promo challenging Brock Lesnar at the top of the third, and a Fatal Four-Way match between CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show to determine who faces Undertaker at WrestleMania 29 to close the show, Raw averaged over just over five million viewers.

The final rating was a 3.54 for an average of 5.01 million viewers over all three hours. The hourly breakdown is as such, with the same old song and dance through the third hour.

Hour one: 4.96 million
Hour two: 5.23 million
Hour three: 4.84 million

Everything was hitting on this show. The first hour had the most viewers of any three hour show since Raw 1000 in July of last year while every key demographic was as high as its been since the Royal Rumble fallout show.

The "Road to WrestleMania" is smooth indeed.

Now, WWE will have The Rock, John Cena, Undertaker, CM Punk, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar making appearances on Raw for the next four weeks -- although never all on the same one until the go-home show -- leading into the biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

It's a good time to be a fan.

For complete results and the live blog click here. For reactions to the show click here. And for a playlist of the entire night click here.

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