Tuesday, August 4, 2020

This Week's WWE RAW Viewership Rises

This Week's WWE RAW Viewership Rises
Monday's WWE RAW episode, featuring the debut of the RAW Underground concept that also closed the show, drew an average of 1.715 million viewers.

This is up from last week's 1.617 million viewers, which was the second-lowest viewership in the history of the show.

This week's RAW had a lot of social media buzz going into the show with rumors on the new concept featuring Shane McMahon's return and the introduction of RAW Underground, the announcement on a new stable debuting, and more.

Other matches and segments advertised ahead of time were MVP vs. WWE United States Champion Apollo Crews, a face-off with Randy Orton and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, plus Asuka looking for payback from RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 1.710 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 1.699 million), the second hour drew 1.824 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 1.688 million) and the final hour drew 1.610 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 1.463 million).

Last week's 1.463 million viewers for the third hour was the lowest third hour viewership in the history of RAW, next to the 1.504 million viewers that the July 13 episode drew.