Monday’s edition of WWE Raw averaged 2.128 million viewers with a 0.68 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Last week’s show did 1.769 million viewers with a 0.52 rating.
This episode was expected to get a significant bump in viewership because of the company bringing back legends. This was the best ratings the show has done since the August 24th show that also did over 2 million viewers, which was the post-SummerSlam edition as well as the first show in the ThunderDome.
Here’s the hourly viewership breakdown for Monday night:
- The first hour did 2.197 million viewers and a 0.70 rating (A18-49).
- The second hour did 2.150 million viewers and a 0.66 rating.
- The final hour of the show had just 2.036 million viewers and a 0.68 rating.
WWE brought back the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. The last time WWE brought back legends was for the Raw Reunion special in July 2019, which averaged 3.093 million viewers, and featured an appearance by Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, John Cena and several more.
Friday’s SmackDown averaged 2.013 million viewers. This is down from the 3.303 million viewers on FOX that the show did for the previous week.
SmackDown pulled in a 0.53rating in the 18-49 demos, down from the 0.96 rating as previous week’s show. The episode drew an average of 1.915 million viewers in the overnight ratings, down from the previous week that did 3.336 million viewers.
The first hour saw it pull in 1.996 million viewers while hour two did 1.834 million viewers. The show did 4.097 million viewers in hour one while hour two did 2.574 million viewers two weeks ago.