The November 24th episode of Monday Night Raw did a 3.3 cable rating, up dramatically from last week’s 2.9. The 9PM to 10PM hour did 3.19 and the 10PM to 11PM hour 3.39.
This was most likely due to the return of John Cena and the Survivor Series fallout, considering not only did Cena win the World Heavyweight Championship, but Edge won the WWE Championship. This most likely helped garner a little interest for the product. It also didn’t hurt that many stars returned last night such as Goldust, Mr. Kennedy and Melina, helping keep the fans interested and buzzed.
Either way, this is good news for WWE, who are hoping that the rating is an early indication of a solid buy rate for Survivor Series.
The Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and The New Orleans Saints, which was a good game for most of the time it overlapped with RAW, did an 8.6 cable rating.
That is considered a disappointing number. Last week’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns did an 8.8, and that game was considered unimportant by most.