WWE saw an increase in viewers for Monday Night Raw last week thanks to Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, and the lead-in to the ever popular Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV), drawing 3.29 million viewers. There was expected to be a big increase for this week, if only because post-PPV episodes — especially for bigger events — tend to draw good numbers.
Sure enough, this week’s show drew 3.61 million viewers.
Here’s the hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 3.63 million
Hour two: 3.64 million
Hour three: 3.57 million
The third hour was still down but not as much as usual, so apparently Triple H’s return helped retain viewers.
Numbers are down from year’s prior but WWE has to be happy drawing this many fans after a tough stretch last winter.
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