It’s been a while since WWE could feel good on a Tuesday looking at viewership for Monday Night Raw for that week but that is certainly not the case this week.
Indeed, the show drew 2.03 million viewers, a big jump from last week’s 1.64 million. The hourly breakdown looked just as good:
Hour one: 2.14 million
Hour two: 2.05 million
Hour three: 1.90 million
The Wrestling Observer makes note of the fact that this was an even bigger win in the key demographics:
The numbers were up 23 percent in viewers but more importantly 40 percent in 18-49, so they did have a younger audience checking them out and about 250,000 in the 18-49 demo that haven’t been watching Raw in the past several months. It was mostly 35-49 gains since the 18-34 increase was 18 percent.
This is even more impressive when you consider it was up against but the Republican National Convention and the NBA PIayoffs.
Of course, there was increased interest coming off SummerSlam and with this being the debut of Raw in the ThunderDome. We’ll see just how well this holds up come next week.