Did Viewership Increase For This Week’s WWE Raw Featuring The Beast’s Return?


According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s edition of WWE Raw, featuring the return of Brock Lesnar, averaged 2.786 million viewers. This week’s number is up from last week’s 2.684 million viewership average.

This week’s show also featured a previously announced Cedric Alexander vs Drew Gulak #1 contenders match, and featured the return of The Revival as well as the main roster debut of Hideo Itami.

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The following is the hourly breakdown for this week’s WWE Raw:

-The first hour averaged 3.085 million viewers
-The second hour averaged 2.803 million viewers
-The final hour averaged 2.470 million viewers

This week’s WWE Raw ranked # 4 in overall cable TV viewership for the night.

As seen above, despite the increase in viewership for WWE Raw this week, the show continues the trend of losing a solid amount of viewers from the first hour to the final hour. This week’s first hour featured Seth Rollins vs Jason Jodan, plus the return of Brock Lesnar, which resulted in a brawl with Braun Strowman and Kane. The final hour of WWE Raw this week saw Stephanie McMahon made the blockbuster announcement that the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match will take place next month.