— Last night’s rare and lengthy Gauntlet match proved to be a major viewership ratings success, being watched by an average of 3.27 million people, a three week high.
— In a telling sign that the audience was well into the 107-minute Gauntlet match can be deciphered from the hourly figures with barely a drop from hour one to hour two. The third hour took a massive, yet expected, tumble but overall, WWE is likely extremely happy at the number of people who tuned in and stayed for most of the show.
— The Olympics on NBC was watched by a nightly high 16.36 million viewers, which while extremely high, was down from the prior week’s 20.3 million. On the night, Raw was #1 on cable.
— Hourly numbers were:
* Hour 1 – 3.52 million
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* Hour 2 – 3.51 million
* Hour 3 – 2.82 million