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WWE RAW ratings grow slightly

Seth Rollins

The Monday, May 23rd edition of WWE Raw was up slightly this week to 3.26 million viewers, up three percent from last week.

This show came the day after the Extreme Rules PPV with the cliffhanger ending featuring the return of Seth Rollins.

The number was hurt by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA playoff game that did 6.14 million viewers. For a comparison, Raw last week did 3.17 million viewers but the Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA playoff game did 8.71 million viewers, which was much tougher competition.

The first hour was actually slightly down from last week, but the rating was up because the show didn't have the big third hour drop of the week before.

The three hours were:

  • 8 p.m.: 3.36 million viewers
  • 9 p.m.: 3.33 million viewers
  • 10 p.m.: 3.12 million viewers

Dancing with the Stars' final Monday night show of the season featuring UFC's Paige VanZant in the final three contestants did 12.34 million viewers. The show brought in 69% of its audience by women in the 18-49 demo.

The Friday replay of Monday Night RAW from May 16th did 467,000 viewers on SyFy with no promotion whatsoever. That show, and Wynona Earp (which site friend Lance Storm has a small role in) were the only two shows on that network to crack the top 150 cable programs for the night.