WWE Monday Night Raw Viewership Climbs to Best in a Month; Smackdown & AEW Ratings


-- Monday's episode of WWE Raw - the Hell in a Cell go-home edition - continued to bounce back in viewership and rating figures, generating an audience of 1.742 million viewers according to Brandon Thurston of wrestlenomics.com. That number would mark the best for Raw since May 17. In the 18-49 demographic, the show scored an approximate 0.49 rating, up marginally from last week's 0.48 rating but the best since May 10. There was quite a bit more sports competition than usual with two NBA games leading the way at 3.9 million and 3.4 million, as well as an NHL game that fell just short of one million. NBC also aired some Olympic Trials coverage that was watched by over 3 million people.

-- WWE Friday Night Smackdown last week drew 1.944 million viewers (0.48 rating) while AEW Dynamite later on in the night struggled with 487,000 viewers and a 0.19 rating.