Pro Wrestling

Final Raw Before Draft Sees Ratings Bump

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/july-18-2016/gallery/john-cena-enzo-amore-big-cass-spark-a-war-of-words-photos#fid-40036676 Source: WWE.com

While the show itself was fairly lackluster, Raw managed minimal ratings gains for the last show before the rosters were split in two by the brand extension. The show, which featured Dean Ambrose facing Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship, and a massive 12-man tag team match which took up most of the second hour, averaged 3.13 million viewers and a 1.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic, good for second overall among Monday night cable originals. Unfortunately, the show also resumed its pattern of dropping a large number of viewers for the third hour, dipping below 3 million, likely as viewers decided that nothing important was going to happen until Tuesday’s Draft episode of Smackdown.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.20 million viewers, 1.18 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.24 million viewers, 1.16 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 2.960 million viewers, 1.05 demo rating

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