Raw last night, billed as "Championship Monday," with four title matches and appearances by Edge and Ric Flair, averaged 1.92 million viewers.
This would be the second best number since the week after WrestleMania, down one percent from last week's best number of the last three-plus months.
The show did a 0.53 in 18-49, the same number as the last few weeks and of the final Paul Heyman show, so the return of older wrestlers has brought back an older audience, but not an 18-49 audience.
Raw was 16th for the night on cable and fourth among non-news shows. In 18-49, it finished in the number five spot on cable.
Dwayne Johnson's Titan Games did 3.88 million viewers, second on network television although trailing two cable news shows. Its 0.8 in 18-49 was the highest number on all of television yesterday.
The 12.4 percent first-to-third hour decline was normal range, but unlike last week which was built with the big matches in hour three, this had them spread out and thus didn't keep the audience as well.
The drops from first to third hour were 13 percent in women 18-49, 17 percent in men 18-49, while teenage girls stayed even and teenage boys dropped five percent, and over 50 was ten percent.
The three hours were:
- 8 p.m. 2.04 million viewers
- 9 p.m. 1.95 million viewers
- 10 p.m. 1.78 million viewers