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WWE Raw ratings up for final ThunderDome show

Source: Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics

Last night's Raw averaged 1.609 million viewers on the USA Network, up 9.3 percent from last week's record low.

The show did face significant competition in the form of the Home Run Derby on ESPN. Ratings are not available at this time for that broadcast, but it always does well against Raw.

In the 18-49 demo, Raw drew a 0.43 rating, up 4.9 percent from the previous week. The actual viewership number in that category was 560,000 viewers, up from the 536,000 viewers Raw did in 18-49 on July 5.

It was the highest overall viewership and demo number for Raw since June 21 but still well below the 10-week average in both categories. Next week's Raw should be up with WWE's return to live touring as well as potential curiosity surrounding the previous night's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

Year-over-year, Raw was up 3.1 percent in overall viewers but down 10.4 percent in the 18-49 demo. The show one year ago this week set the record for Raw's all-time lowest viewership.

Here's a look at the last 11 weeks of Raw viewership and 18-49 demo numbers, along with the 10-week average in both categories prior to this week: