Last night’s edition of WWE Raw featured four big singles matches announced in advance, with Roman Reigns facing Cesaro, Sheamus facing Seth Rollins, and Samoa Joe facing Dean Ambrose. The main event was advertised as a #1 contenders match pitting Braun Strowman vs Kane. The show also featured the follow-up to the debut of Woken Matt Hardy, Absolution in-action and more.
A planned bout featuring Rich Swann vs Drew Gulak was scrapped following the arrest and indefinite WWE suspension of Rich Swann over the weekend.
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According to ShowBuzz Daily, despite the top matches being advertised, this week’s WWE Raw averaged 2.684 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.813 million viewership average.
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Below is the hourly breakdown for this week’s WWE Raw:
-The first hour averaged 2.876 million viewers
-The second hour averaged 2.608 million viewers
-The third hour averaged 2.570 million viewers
This week’s edition of Raw ranked #6 for the night in overall cable TV viewership, behind Monday Night Football and various cable news programming.
Below is this week’s Raw top 10 video:
“WWE Top takes you back to this week’s Monday Night Raw to revisit the show’s most thrilling, physical and controversial moments”: