Despite having no real competition outside the usual offerings from VH-1 that keep finishing ahead of them among original cable programming, WWE could not sustain the momentum from last week’s boosted rating after the Money in the Bank PPV, as viewership and demo ratings both saw significant drops. Overall, Raw averaged 3.09 million viewers, and a 1.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic, finishing 3rd behind Love and Hip-Hip and Black Ink Crew. The good news is, the ratings were still higher than the record lows that preceded Money in the Bank, and maintained roughly the same number of viewers and demo rating over the entire three hours, something that is usually not the case.
Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.10 million viewers, 1.11 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.17 million viewers, 1.14 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 3.01 million viewers, 1.11 demo rating
Numbers are courtesy of Showbuzz Daily