The ratings are in for Monday's RAW - and WWE has reason to feel very confident about the state of the company's flagship show headed into WrestleMania season.
Monday's 1/28 post-Royal Rumble edition of WWE RAW drew a 3.7 rating with 5.02 million viewers, the best performance (and the first time the show has cracked 5 million viewers) since RAW went to 3 hours back on July 23rd, 20112 for the RAW 1,000 special.
Here is the hourly viewership data:
Hour 1: 4,860,000
Yes, RAW lost viewers in the final hour again, which has been the trend of the 3-hour RAW era. However, that third hour nearly broke 5 million viewers, so there's really not much to complain about. Overall, it's a strong indication of The Rock's drawing power and fan interest coming out of the Royal Rumble.