Raw Viewership Back Up Over 3 Million With Return Of Goldberg

Monday's episode of RAW, with Bill Goldberg's advertised return and a Last Man Standing Match between Braun Strowman and Sami Zayn, drew 3.046 million viewers, according to Show Buzz Daily. This is up from last week's 2.855 million viewers.

For this week's episode, the first hour drew 3.042 million viewers, the second hour 3.159 million viewers and the final hour garnered 2.939 million viewers.

Golberg wasn't seen until the main event, after 10:45 pm eastern time. The second hour, which drew the highest number, contained the aforementioned Strowman/Zayn Last Man Standing Match.

Interestingly enough, this was the first Monday night since early September without the NFL's Monday Night Football to contend with. But ESPN still had stiff competition in the form of several high profile college bowl games.

RAW came in at #8 on cable for the night in viewership, behind the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and four other ESPN college football programs. RAW was also #8 in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic, behind those same college football games, as well as Love & Hip-Hop.

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