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WWE Raw posts best ratings since roster shakeup


The WWE's television ratings momentum continues to be positive as last night's Raw did 3.16 million viewers, the best number since the April 17th show which was the superstar shakeup episode, and a show that had far more reasons to do big numbers.

Part of the difference seems to be advertising matches in advance, as they had pushed the Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman main event for a week. Another strong sign was that even with putting that triple threat at the start of the third hour, the third hour, which ended with the Big Show vs. Big Cass match, while having a drop, remained above three million viewers.

Raw was not only the top rated show on cable, but also beat the Fox network prime time shows head-to-head even though fewer homes get cable than network television.

Raw was up three percent from last week, and most impressively, beat the show from July 17th which had Reigns vs. Joe for the Universal title shot and the Kurt Angle reveal.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m. 3.19 million viewers
  • 9 p.m. 3.28 million viewers
  • 10 p.m. 3.02 million viewers