WWE had slightly better luck this week with the Monday Night Raw rating, after last week's worst non-holiday score of the three-hour era. The final number for this week's show is a 2.94, which isn't quite back to where it should be on average, but is a welcome improvement over the last month of disappointing numbers which sunk as low as 2.64. The show averaged 4.146 million viewers, kicking off with 4.03 million in the first hour, increasing to a strong hour two with 4.48 million viewers, but falling almost 550,000 fans to 3.93 million to close out the night.
It's worth mentioning this was the lowest post-PPV show since last year's Survivor Series follow-up episode of WWE Raw. The follow-up to WWE Payback in 2013 did a 3.05 with 4.15 million viewers.
This week's show was not up against the NBA Playoffs or the NHL Playoffs for the first night in quite some time. The NBA will not fall on a Monday night again for the Finals, which kicks off this Thursday, but both games 3 and 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals will pose a threat to the Raw ratings for the next two weeks.
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