The executive team of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will be massively relieved to see the recent television ratings of their premier show Raw held last Monday which received the highest ratings since June 2015.
It was a natural rise in the numbers since the show featured some huge names on the roster making their appearance. The show featured the return of The Rock, the debut of AJ Styles and Triple H as the new World Heavyweight Champion. Surprisingly the show also featured Bo Dallas defeating Flo Rida in a rap battle.
Raw received a rating of 2.93 compared to last week’s 2.45. 4.098 million Viewers watched the show this Monday night compared to 3.496 million last week. The more encouraging factor for WWE will be its 1.49 rating for the 18-49 aged demographic, according to showbuzzdaily.com.
While the ratings may be better since last year’s June, the demo numbers are the best since March 30, 2015, the night after WrestleMania.
Raw was experiencing sloppy ratings for a long time with many blaming the company’s stale creative for the scenario. WWE rarely does anything to promote new superstars and heavily relies on part-timers to take the show forward.
With injuries to crowd pullers like John Cena, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, the challenge increased heavily for the creative team to rake in big ratings.
The recent rise in ratings will be a great opportunity for WWE to create some momentum in the WrestleMania season. WWE’s next pay-per-view Fast Lane sees a No. 1 contender’s match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar.
This will surely garner in more viewers in the next few weeks for the company’s flagship show. The viewers will want to see how the match is built up.
WWE can’t rely on the Rock to make regular appearances. However, they now have a chance to build something stable for the future. We have to wait and see how they fare in this recent challenge.
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