Coming off a pay-per-view (PPV) that left a lot of fans angry but intrigued, with a big return teased throughout the day in social media and with little competition from other live television, WWE Raw delivered its best number in two months on June 30, 2014. The latest edition of the company's flagship broadcast had 4.33 million viewers and a 1.47 rating in the 18 - 49 year old demographic.
That's up 7% from last week's 4.03 million and 1.37, and the highest of any Raw since April 28th
This week, Raw started up and only grew from there. Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 4.16 million
Hour two: 4.35 million
Hour three: 4.49 million
Last night's final hour in particular was packed from start to finish, leading off with Chris Jericho's return, through AJ Lee's appearance to reclaim the Diva's title and into the main event which advanced several different main event storylines. Hopefully WWE takes head and pack shows with storylines throughout rather than the normal filler in between segments that anchor hours.