Considering how dramatically viewers dropped for last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, there didn't seem to be anywhere to go but up for WWE when it returned to the USA network this week with the go home show to the Fastlane pay-per-view (PPV) this coming Sunday night in Memphis.
Sure enough, viewers were up.
Indeed, this past Monday night's episode drew 3.99 million viewers, up from last week's abysmal 3.66 million. Here's the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 4.13 million
Hour two: 4.02 million
Hour three: 3.82 million
It's still at least somewhat alarming that Raw has failed to maintain 4 million viewers away from football season during the build to WrestleMania. It had no such problems in 2013 or 2014.
For complete results and the live blog from Raw click here. For a recap with reactions to all the night's events click here. And to watch highlights of the show click here.