Bryan and Triple H returns marked change in fortunes for waning RAW viewership
As advertised Daniel Bryan and Triple H returned to wrestling fold on Monday’s episode of WWE RAW. Their returns marked RAW’s change in fortune as it drew a viewership of 3.69 million viewers compared to last week’s 3.57 million. This week’s episode of WWE’s Monday Night RAW did an average viewing audience of 3,687,333 viewers on the USA Network. That is up an average of +114,333 viewers from the week prior. Besides the returns, the episode also featured the final hype before Payback, Here is how the show fared with the audience each hour :
Hour One- 3,824,000 viewers
Hour Two- 3,853,000 viewers
Hour Three- 3,385,000 viewers
It is worth noting that for the last couple of weeks RAW suffered a significant drop in viewership ratings. But the numbers improving from this Monday’s episode with their pay-per-view Payback right around the corner,the management can heave a sigh of relief. RAW was #3 on cable for the night behind Love & Hip-Hop and the NBA Playoffs.