WWE Raw Ratings Get MASSIVE Boost - Highest Viewership In 2+ Years

The first true WWE Raw of Triple H's creative reign was a huge, objective success.

Bianca Belair

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.

Data: Showbuzz Daily, Wrestlenomics.

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