WWE Draft Helps Monday Night Raw Viewership to Highest Level Since August

-- Last night's WWE Raw viewership, which was Night Two of the company's draft, was up significantly in overnight viewership, generating 1.855 million viewers, compared to 1.685 million last week, 1.822 million two weeks ago and 1.667 million three weeks ago. In fact, it was the most watched Raw since August 24 which was both the night after SummerSlam as well as WWE's debut with their ThunderDome concept. Excluding that episode, it was the most watched Raw since approximately mid-June.

-- In the 18-49 demographic, Raw finished with a 0.57 rating over the three hours (5th place on cable), which is a 10% increase week-over-week. At the top of the cable charts was the NFL Monday night game between the Chargers and Saints, which drew 10.694 million viewers with a 3.35 rating. There was also a baseball game that was watched by 4.202 million viewers on FOX and it got a 1.2 rating. Raw's hourly figures are below, with a rare hour topping 2 million:

    * Hour 1 - 2.006 million
    * Hour 2 - 1.884 million
    * Hour 3 - 1.676 million