Unsurprisingly, with no football to compete against, Raw’s rating jumped to its biggest numbers since, well, the start of the NFL season, topping 3 million viewers in all three hours, including a particularly strong first hour that saw Brock Lesnar make his first advertised appearance since Survivor Series. Overall, Raw finished up with an average of 3.27 million viewers and a 1.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the most viewers since August and the highest demo rating since mid-October. Unfortunately, the third hour remains a point of contention for Raw, as the show lost nearly half a million viewers from start to finish, dragging the average numbers down. Raw finished third among original cable programming for the evening, behind an NBA game on TNA, and, of course, Love and Hip-Hop.
Hour 1 (8-9 PM): 3.52 million viewers, 1.23 demo rating
Hour 2 (9-10 PM): 3.22 million viewers, 1.10 demo rating
Hour 3 (10-11 PM + overrun): 3.07 million viewers, 1.08 demo rating
All numbers are courtesy of Showbuzz Daily.