This week's episode of WWE Raw was a colossal ratings success, with the three-hour broadcast seeing significant increases in every metric that matters.
As originally reported by Wrestlenomics' Brandon Thurston, a total of 2.230 million average viewers watched Raw across its three hours on USA Network. The hour-to-hour breakdown for the 1 August show looked like this:-
Hour one: 2.433 million viewers
Hour two: 2.288 million viewers
Hour three: 1.969 million viewers
Included in the overall total were 796,000 viewers aged 18-49 for a rating of 0.61, meaning Raw finished first on the night amongst original cable telecasts. Its closest competition, Better Call Saul on ABC, drew a 0.36 P18-49 rating.
Raw has not seen such high P18-49 numbers since its post-WrestleMania 38 episode on 4 April 2022. Additionally, overall viewership was the best since the red brand's first COVID-19-related empty arena show on 16 March 2020. That's better than a two-year high.
Last week's show drew 1.901 million viewers and a 0.50 P18-49 rating.
Monday's success can be attributed to the excitement surrounding Triple H's appointment as WWE creative lead following Vince McMahon's departure from the promotion. The show was already a subjective, critical triumph: now, it is an objective, business triumph too.