The return of Goldberg after a 12-year absence was enough to push Raw’s viewership back over the 3 million mark, a number it hasn’t seen since Monday Night Football returned in September. The show also managed to maintain relatively steady ratings throughout the night, and even saw a slight increase between the second and third hour, a rare occurrence if ever there was one. Overall, the show averaged a 1.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.13 million viewers, good enough for #2 among original cable programming for the evening, behind Monday Night Football.
Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.17 million viewers, 1.17 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.11 million viewers, 1.17 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 3.12 million viewers, 1.23 demo rating