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WWE Raw ratings (May 30, 2016): Viewers hold steady against NBA, NHL Playoffs

Considering it was Memorial Day and the show was up against both the NBA and NHL Playoffs, there was a belief this week's episode of Monday Night Raw could see an all time low viewership total.


While the Warriors vs. Thunder NBA game did almost 16 million viewers and the Sharks vs. Penguins NHL game did just over 4 million, Raw garnered 3.22 million viewers, down from 3.27 million last week.

The hourly breakdown is encouraging:

Hour one: 3.28 million

Hour two: 3.32 million

Hour three: 3.08 million

John Cena's return, strategically promoted for weeks and placed at halftime of the NBA game, seemed to have its intended effect. They they managed to stay about 3 million viewers in the third hour, considering how painful those first two hours were, Cena segment aside, might as well be considered a miracle.

For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For a recap with reactions to all the night's events click here. To watch highlights of the show click here.

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