WWE presented a newsworthy episode of Monday Night Raw this week, one that already had interest considering it was just one night after the events of Extreme Rules. Fans were clearly interested, as viewership was up.
Indeed, this week’s show drew 2.45 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.35 million but just short of the 2.49 million from the week before, which marked the start of Paul Heyman as Executive Director (or at least the first show after the announcement).
The hourly breakdown:
Hour one: 2.38 million
Hour two: 2.50 million
Hour three: 2.48 million
The Wrestling Observer makes note of some other interesting numbers:
Once again, which has been the case in recent weeks, there was strong women’s viewership growth during the show. Women 18-49 gained 18 percent from the first to third hour, which is unheard of. Men 18-49 gained nine percent. Teenage girls gained 36 percent from hour one to hour three. Teenage boys gained 39 percent from hour one to hour three. The overall gains would have been higher, but the largest audience, over 50, dropped 2.9 percent from the first to third hour, which is still better than usual.
WWE may be doing largely the same thing they’ve been doing for years now, but fans seem a bit more interested as we head into SummerSlam.
Source: Showbuzz Daily