Undertaker, Paul Heyman Announcement Power Raw to Best Viewership in Weeks


-- Last night's WWE Raw - Paul Heyman's official first show as executive Director - was up in viewership numbers, generating 2.496 million viewers, up from last week's 2.275 million. It is actually the most watched Raw since May. Last year's Raw was watched by about 2.7 million and the 2017 edition was watched by 2.8 million.

-- On the night, Raw was #1, #2 and #3 in the 18-49 demographic and third in total viewership. There was no competition from any sporting events. Hourly figures are below and it appears the company's strategy to have the Undertaker's appearance start the second hour paid off as there was a significant rise in viewership from the first to second hours, which historically is extremely rare.

* Hour 1 - 2.468 million
* Hour 2 - 2.676 million
* Hour 3 - 2.345 million