WWE RAW sent the ThunderDome era in style Monday night with some entertaining matches and a few disrupted victories. But did any of it help them get back from last week’s awful number of viewers?
According to Brandon Thurston from Wrestlenomics, this week’s edition of WWE RAW brought in 1.609 million viewers, which is well up from last week’s 1.472 million. As this is the last episode of RAW inside the ThunderDome and the brand’s go-home show for Money in the Bank, this is a very nice number compared to recent weeks.
WWE RAW faced no tough competition Monday night compared to previous weeks when the NBA Finals did not have a game that night.
WWE RAW’s viewership and demo jumps nicely back from last week’s historically low numbers
When it comes to the very important 18-49 demo, WWE RAW also saw an increase from 0.41 to 0.43. With both the demo and viewership rising this week, WWE is probably feeling pretty good with the fans returning this Friday to SmackDown.
With the ThunderDome now in the WWE’s rearview mirror and the NBA Finals nearing its conclusion, RAW and SmackDown should benefit from an increase in viewership over the next few months before the new NFL season begins.
RAW opened this week with the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley takes over Xavier Woods from The New Day just six days away from his title defense against Kofi Kingston.
Ricochet and John Morrison had an incredible Falls Count Anywhere match that saw the former gain so much-needed momentum on its way into MITB.
The main event of the show saw Lashley as a guest in MVP’s VIP Lounge to set up a more serious All Mighty course against money in the bank.
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