Undertaker's return and the ratings



Undertaker's return led to an increase in ratings this week even with a taped show from overseas.  The show did 4.4 million viewers with these hourly numbers:

8 p.m. 4.19 million

9 p.m. 4.65 million

10 p.m. 4.36 million

Overall, numbers were up 6%, even with NBA playoffs as competition.  Undertaker's match, his first on Raw since 2010, took place late in the second hour and early in the third hour.  The rating should fall between a 3.0 and 3.3 rating based on viewers per home.  Since VPM's has been low for all WWE programming in recent weeks, it's probably closer to the latter number.