Considering the fact that last night's episode of Monday Night Raw in Nashville came the day after a pay-per-view, the last stop before WrestleMania 31 next month, it was expected the show would do better numbers than it has in recent weeks.
Sure enough, viewers were up to 4.12 million for all three hours, up from 3.99 million the week before.
Interestingly enough, the hourly breakdown provided the real surprise, as it went against the typical pattern of gradually losing viewers throughout the show by gradually gaining them:
Hour one: 4.08 million
Hour two: 4.11 million
Hour three: 4.18 million
Perhaps fans were more interested in the Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins & Randy Orton main event. Or maybe WWE wrote the show better than I gave them credit for and hooked viewers early by teasing Orton aligning with The Authority just to turn against them before the show went off the air.
Too bad that's not what happened.
Either way, at least the numbers are up, right?
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.