The Monday, July 25th edition of WWE RAW, which emanated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week and served as the follow-up to Sunday night’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view, saw viewership increase.
In addition to being the post-Battleground edition of the show, this week’s RAW was essentially the start of the WWE brand extension, as last week’s RAW still featured both rosters. Last week’s premiere of SmackDown Live technically featured both rosters for the first of the new weekly live Tuesday night shows, however it was centered around the WWE Draft concept.
Monday’s RAW drew 3.338 million viewers, which was up by 6.5% compared to last week’s WWE Battleground “go-home” show, which drew 3.133 million viewers.
Below is the hourly viewership breakdown for Monday’s RAW, which also featured the main roster debuts of Finn Balor and Nia Jax, as well as a bunch of other news items, including the creation of the brand new, vacant WWE Universal Championship and the crowning of a new WWE Women’s Champion, as Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte to capture the gold.
Hour One: 3.412 million viewers
Hour Two: 3.350 million viewers
Hour Three: 3.254 million viewers
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