Raw

First Post-SummerSlam Raw Brings In The Ratings

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2016-08-22/gallery/bayley-makes-her-official-raw-debut-photos#fid-40045486 Source: WWE.com

The first Raw after an action-packed SummerSlam weekend (and, coincidentally, the first Raw after the end of the Summer Olympics) was very successful for WWE, despite losing the first Universal Champion only a day after he won the title. The show, which focused around a series of matches to determine contenders for the vacant title, as well as the debut of Bayley and the retirement of the Dudley Boyz, averaged 3.32 million viewers and a 1.25 rating in the 18-49 demographics, a significant jump from the last couple of weeks, which have averaged below 3 million viewers, and the highest viewership since June. The show did have its usual third hour nosedive, dropping over 250k viewers, but still did well enough to finish #1 among original cable programming for the evening.

Hourly Breakdown

Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.46 million viewers, 1.29 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.37 million viewers, 1.27 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 3.11 million viewers, 1.18 demo rating

All numbers are courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily.com.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.

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