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Daniel Bryan retirement speech boosts WWE RAW ratings


It was very clear that Raw was not going to do well last night until the interest generated when mainstream media picked up on the Daniel Bryan retirement story.

The show's audience increased greatly, but ironically, likely due to the show not ending until 11:26 p.m., the third hour with the Bryan farewell speech fell greatly.

Raw did 3.68 million viewers, up nine percent from the nearly 18-year-low set the previous week.

The three hours were:

8 p.m. 3.91 million viewers
9 p.m. 3.91 million viewers
10 p.m. 3.37 million viewers

The show was second for the night on cable, trailing the O'Reilly Factor by 2,000 viewers.

Check out's WWE RAW Recap.