After a low number last week, Raw rebounded last night, averaging 1.87 million viewers overall and drawing a 0.53 rating in 18-49.
What was notable is that hour two was the strongest by a considerable margin.
Raw was first for the night in 18-49, second in women 18-49, second in men 18-49, second in 18-34, second in women 12-34, and third in men 25-54.
In total viewers, Raw finished seventh, trailing only news shows.
The biggest sports competition was the NBA, which did 1.12 million viewers and a 0.34 in 18-49 for the early game and 1.10 million viewers and a 0.43 for the late game.
From last week, Raw was up six percent in viewers, eight percent in 18-49, and 39 percent in 18-34.
From last year, the episode the same week had set the all-time low audience in the history of the show. So this week was up 11 percent in viewers, up 15 percent in 18-49, and up 52 percent in 18-34, which tells you just how bad things were before the ThunderDome debuted.
As far as first-to-third hour audience ups and downs, women 18-49 dropped 13 percent, men 18-49 dropped 13 percent, teenage girls dropped five percent, teenage boys gained 22 percent, and over 50 dropped two percent.
The stuff notable from usual patterns is the over 50 drops are nothing close to what they had been in the past.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 1.89 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 1.98 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 1.75 million viewers