This past Monday night's episode of Raw took place on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, Texas. It was a decidedly average show but with no competition from football and a major main event WWE title match, with Vince McMahon as special guest referee, viewers were up. We're back to check in on this week's YouTube rankings (look at last week's here).
Here they are (with view counts as of this writing):
1. Reigns vs. Sheamus with Vince McMahon as special referee (3,620,917)
2. Chris Jericho returns (1,066,257)
3. Roman Reigns doesn't back down to the McMahon family (979,209)
4. The Wyatt Family levels Big Show and Ryback (923,028)
5. Kevin Owens vs. Neville (608,584)
6. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte (549,076)
7. Kalisto & The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day (534,872)
8. The Usos vs. League of Nations (531,467)
9. Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater (459,863)
10. Mr. McMahon gives pre-match instructions to Roman Reigns, Sheamus (390,753)
11. Titus O'Neil vs. Stardust (375,036)
Putting the WWE world heavyweight championship on the line has proven to be a big hit in two separate Reigns vs. Sheamus matches in recent weeks. Jericho's return did well, predictably enough, as most returns play well on YouTube. But the big change to watch for here is the Divas match jumping up to the six spot with nearly double the views Divas videos typically do in these rankings.
The follow up title match on SmackDown is the lowest ranked of any of the SmackDown videos this week but we'll see if they can keep it up on Raw next week.
Watch a playlist of this week's show here.