– Monday’s WWE RAW, featuring RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins defeating Finn Balor in the main event, drew 3.250 million viewers. This is up 17.5% from last week’s 2.766 million viewers.
This is the first time RAW has hit 3 million viewers since the November 20th episode after Survivor Series, which drew 3.074. This is the best number since the post-SummerSlam episode on August 28th, which drew 3.304 million viewers. It is also the first time that they haven’t faced competition from football during that period.
For this week’s show, the first hour drew 3.573 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.363 million viewers and the final hour drew 2.814 million viewers, a 21% drop from hour one.
RAW was #3 for the night in viewership, behind the NBA on TBS and Hannity. RAW was #2 in the 18-49 demographic, behind the NBA.
– As noted, Ethan Carter III finished up with Impact Wrestling at the recent set of TV tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando and both are expected to sign with WWE.
EC3 was originally booked for a Renegade Wrestling Revolution independent wrestling event in Houston on the day of th Rumble, however EC3 backed out of the show last week. The promotion commented on EC3 pulling out of the event, writing on Facebook:
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! Do to reasons out of RWR control EC3 will not be able to attend RWR “OVER THE TOP”. EC3 has said he will be back to RWR in the near future. We here at RWR wish EC3 the best and will see him soon. But the show must go on so straight from the office of RWR a new main event has been set Champion Ayden Cristiano will now have defend his title verus not 1, not 2, but 3 of the regions top Heavywieghts. So on January 28th at RWR “OVER THE TOP” you will see Ayden Cristiano vs Able Andrew Jackson vs Big Daddy Yum Yum vs Ryan Davidson. Plus so much more. Check out our new flyer to get all the information
For what it’s worth, when asked this week why he pulled out of the show, the promotion replied, “Unfortunately it is a private family matter. He is ok just has to be with family. But don’t be discouraged there isn’t shortage of talent on this card”
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