Raw Viewership Sees Increase Now That Football Season Is Over

The most recent episode of Monday Night RAW, featuring the advertised return of Brock Lesnar and a six-man tag in the main event with Jeri-KO and Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, drew 3.271 million viewers, according to Show Buzz Daily. This is up from last week's 2.907 million viewers, an increase of about 11%.

For this week's episode, the first without football as competition since late summer, the first hour drew 3.014 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.019 million viewers and the final hour dropped off significantly, with only 2.689 million viewers.

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RAW came in at #5 on cable for the night in viewership, behind the NBA on TNT, The O'Reilly Factor, Special Report and Tucker Carlson. RAW reached #3 in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic this week, behind only the NBA and Love & Hip-Hop. The NBA, a blow-out victory by the Golden State Warriors over the Cleveland Cavaliers, drew less than 5 million viewers.

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