Last week, Raw’s audience sunk to a shockingly low average of 1.68 million over its three hour broadcast.
It was assumed that fallout from the Money in the Bank PPV, and advertised returns from big names like Edge, Randy Orton & Becky Lynch would mean a bigger number on May 11. Added to those factors was an announcement mid-afternoon that Lynch’s appearance would involve something “major”.
As we now know, Becky revealed that she’s pregnant, and that the briefcase Asuka won Sunday actually contained the Raw Women’s title. And we also now know that that announcement helped Raw to its best viewership since April 6’s WrestleMania 36 fallout show.
WWE averaged 1.92 million viewers for USA over three hours. The drops weren’t bad, either. Here are the hourly breakdowns:
Hour one: 1,993,000
Hour two: 1,961,000
Hour three: 1,802,000
Raw also won the night ratings-wise among 18 - 49 year olds, both with a .59 for the 8 p.m. Eastern hour and with an average of .57 across all three.
Can they build on this momentum without Becky’s bombshell to start the show next Monday? King Corbin is almost as good, right?
Source: Showbuzz Daily